The CPP candidate in the just ended December 8 special Senatorial election in Nimba County Madame Edith Gongloe-Weh has called on authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) to conduct a rerun in selected localities where fraud and irregularities were discovered during the just ended election.
Gongloe-Weh at a news conference with some women rights advocates in Monrovia January 28, 2021, cautioned that unresolved fraud in elections is a recipe to chaos, referencing1985 presidential election as a situation that gave birth to liberia’s 14 years of self-destruction.
Madame Gongloe-Weh said, “The right thing to do in Nimba is a rerun in selected localities where irregularities occurred. It is simple! If our opponent claims that he won fair and squarely, he should not shy away from a re-run anywhere.”
Madame Gongloe-Weh said it is disappointing that the case before the National Elections Commission Board of Commissioner is taking longer than expected, adding that “Our case is against NEC who is also the judge, but again, we are hoping that they do the right thing. We believe that we have a strong case because the laws that govern the electoral body were violated.”
“It has been more than thirty days since we filed our complaints about irregularities and fraud in the Nimba County Mid-Term Senatorial Election,” she said, adding, “Our initial complaints dated on December 13 and 14, 2020, were filed with the Upper Nimba Election Magistrate, J. Bledor Flomo in Sanniquillie City, Nimba County. Based on that complaint, the first hearing was scheduled for December 16, 2020, at which hearing our lawyers made a motion for change of venue because of threats to us.”
Gongloe-Weh accused Representative Jeremiah Koung, candidate of MDR/CDC, and his supporters of insulting her every step of the way during the campaign and after the election, but said did not deter her from fighting for her rights in the senatorial election.
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