Liberia: Opposition Dillon Declared Winner of Montserrado Senatorial Elections; Urey Leaps Ahead of Kamara in District 15. Race
Monrovia – The four opposition parties-backed candidate, Mr. Abraham Darius Dillon, representing – Unity Party, Liberty Party, Alternative National Congress and All Liberian Party has cruised to an emphatic victory in the Montserrado County Senatorial race, according to the official final tally of the combined Senatorial and Legislative by-elections conducted on July 29, 2019, announced by the National Elections Commission Friday.
NEC Chairman Cllr. Jerome Korkoyah declared Mr. Dillon the winner ahead of the ruling party’s candidate Paulita CC Wie.
In final numbers representing results from all 1, 790 polling places or 100 percent in the Montserrado County Senatorial elections, Mr. Dillon secured a total of 102,549 votes for 55.74 percent to Wie’s 63,971 votes for 34.77 percent.
In the 2014 Senatorial by-elections, George Manneh Weah won 78% of the vote for the Montserrado county seat, when he beat beat Robert Sirleaf, the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took nearly 11%.
In the controversial District No. 15 race, the opposition backed Telia Urey leaped ahead of Mr. Abu Kamara of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change in the updated tally announced by NEC, securing 5,573 votes for 42.68 percent to Kamara’s 5,417 votes for 41.48 percent.
Cllr. Korkoyah announced that due to investigation into allegations of discrepancies brought on by the Urey campaign, the commission will announce the remaining twenty polling places upon completion of the investigation.
Said the NEC Chair: “For the District No. 15 representative elections, we will announced provisional results from 74 of the 94 polling places representing results from 78.72 percent of the polling places in that district. Consistent with our procedures, results from the remaining 20 polling places which constitutes 21.4 percent of polling places are currently quarantined and would not be announced today, pending the outcome of the investigation into the complaints currently being conducted.”