Latest results released by the country’s electoral body put Sen. Dillon far ahead his closest contender Fallah with a margin of 84,386 votes difference with 1,949 polling places of the total of 1,983 polling places, which constitute 98.29 percent of the total valid votes count. The Montserrado County Senator now has a total of 202,380 votes, which is 61.31 percent, while Rep. Fallah has 117,994 votes or 35.74 percent. In his congratulatory message to his political rival, the CDC’s candidate wished Senator Dillon well and reminded him that elections are over and now it’s time to “work for our people because we have one country to fight for and one peace to protect”.
He said, while this is not the result that the CDC and supporters wanted, they have to respect the voice of the Liberian people. “This is not the result we wanted but the Liberian people have spoken and we must respect them. We respect the views and the wishes of our people as we continue to work to improve their lives. We will continue our engagements with the communities and deliver on our campaign promises,” Fallah said. “My heart goes out to all our partisans who worked and campaigned tirelessly throughout Montserrado County. You are the backbone of the CDC and without you we are nothing. I know you are heartbroken by this result but I encourage you to use this moment to self-reflect.
Use your anger not to tear down each other but to strengthen our party as we move to 2023. We must never forsake our party,” he furthered. “Rep. Fallah lauded the leadership of the CDC and leaders at various levels across our party, adding: “You stood with us throughout this difficult process and I am grateful. Let me also thank all my professional colleagues and friends who supported me so well.” In a related development, the NEC has declared Mr. James Emmanuel Nyquay of the People’s Unification Party (PUP) as winner of the Margibi County Special Senatorial Elections.
According to the Commission, Mr. Nuquay, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, obtained 34,918 votes or 59.65 percent, while his closest contender, Margibi County Electoral District #2 Representative got 15,838, which is 27.08 percent of the votes. An independent candidate in person of BotoeKanneh is at the verge of winning the race for Gbarpolu County with 96.53 percent, which represents 139 of 144 polling places counted. Candidate Kanneh is ahead with 4,722 or 25.68 percent and Representative Alfred Koiwood of the CDC is in second place with 4,273 or 23.24 percent. In Grand Gedeh County, District 2 Representative Zoe Emmanuel Pennue is in a commanding lead with 95.96 percent of votes count.
The Grand Gedeh lawmaker currently tops with 7,923 and that is 40.78 percent of the total valid votes cast. Thomas Yaya Nimely is in second with 5,702 or 29.35 percent. Former Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai of the CPP is at the verge of another history with 90.97 of the votes counted and tallied in Lofa County. The ex-minister is in a commanding lead with 17,377 or 30.01 percent leaving his closest rival, Cllr. Joseph K. Jallah in 13,805 or 23.84 percent. In Sinoe County, incumbent Augustine Chea of the CDC is seemingly on his way back to the Capitol Building with 43.40 percent, amounting to 7,247 votes. Mr. Thomas Romeo Quioh, an independent candidate is in second place with 4,949 votes and that is 29.64 percent. Representative Jeremiah Koung of Nimba County Electoral District#1 is also clear of winning the contest. He has attained 37,598 votes while Madam Edith Gongloe-Weh of the CPP got 33,670, which is 32.42 percent.