Liberia: ‘Boye Charles’ Senator-elect in River Gee County; As Opposition Candidates Continue to Lead in Official Results Announced So Far
MONROVIA – In River Gee County, Mr. Johnathan Sogbie, famously known as Boye Charles of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) has been announced winner of the River-Gee County Midterm Senatorial Elections. He defeated incumbent Senator Matthew Jay who ran as an independent candidate to become the next Senator of the County – that’s according to the National Election official results announced today.
Sogbie is a former teammate of President George Weah on the Liberian national soccer team the Lone Star. He contested in 2017 and lost to Senator Conmany Wesseh.
The National Election Commission on Friday released additional provisional results from the December 8, 2020 special senatorial elections held in the 15 of Liberia.
Unlike the Thursday announcement, Friday results constituted results from 14 of the fifteen counties with Bomi County being the only outstanding county the commission is yet to announce elections results from.
Like the Thursday announcement, Friday December 11, 2020 results puts most opposition candidates to include CPP and independent candidates ahead of candidates of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) in most counties including Montserrado, Bong, River Gee, Grand Cape Mount and Nimba Counties.
In Nimba where no CDC candidate was proffered, Mr. Jeremiah Koung leads the CPP Edith Gongloe- Weh. Koung is a member of the Prince Johnson’s MDR but he’s is believed to be the CDC candidate by consensus.
However, Mr. James Biney of the CDC has a commanding lead in Maryland County, while Representative Zoe Emmanuel Pennue of Grand Gedeh, a CDC candidates, leads opposition candidates with considerable margin of vote count so far.
In Montserrado County, incumbent Senator Mr. Abraham Darius Dillon leads the CDC Thomas Fallah 107,644 votes while Fallah follows with 63,995. The total votes count so far place Mr. Dillon in a comfortable lead with 60.9% against the ruling CDC candidate Fallah who has obtained 36.2%.
In Grand Bassa County the two major contender Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence of the CPP is slightly behind major her contender on a slim margin of 39.2% against 38.8%. Nyounblee Karnga Lawrence has so far obtained 14,087, while Findley has 14,218 from 276 polling places of the over four hundred polling places.
Additional results are expected to be announced on Saturday, December 12, 2020.