The National Election Commission (NEC) has finally declared Independent Candidate Samuel Nyakemah Brown Sr. as winner of the 2021 By-election in Nimba as per preliminary results obtained from across the District following the November 16 poll.
The Chairperson of the National Election Commission (NEC) Madam Davidetta Brown-Lassana made the declaration at a news conference at the headquarters of the NEC while releasing preliminary results from the November 16 poll on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
According to the NEC’s release, the preliminary results were from a total of 85 polling places across District #1 constituting 100 percent results.
A total valid votes of 11, 986 and 392 invalid votes making up 100 percent of total votes cast on the election were reported.
The preliminary results put Mr. Brown in a commanding lead with 6, 594 votes accumulated which constitute 55.04%.
His closet rival Prof. Francis Nyah Maweah of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) got a total votes of 3, 428 making up 48.6 percent.
Attorney Lawrence Sua of the opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) got 995 total votes which is 8.31%, with the Movement for One Liberia’s (MOL) Madam Abigal B. L. Freeman who was the youngest and lone female in the race accumulating the total votes of 353 (2.95 percent).
The other two candidates Rev. Zawolo Lakpoh Dahn of the Liberia Restoration Party (LRP) and Hon. Larry Loumbay Teah of the United People’s Party (UPP) received 321 votes (2.68 percent) and 289 votes (2.41 percent) respectively.
The above preliminary results represent hundred Per% report from the entire 85 polling places according to the National Election Commission (NEC).
Both Miss Abigal Freeman and Attorney Sua conceived defeats yesterday and sent out congratulatory messages to representative-elect, Hon. Brown.
However, Prof. Maweah, Rev. Dahn, and Mr. Teah are yet to openly conceive defeat or to congratulate their contender since the Tuesday November 16 election despite results released by the National Election Commission (NEC).
Hon. Brown replaces former representative now Senator of Nimba County Jeremiah Kpan Koung as the next representative of the most populous District in Nimba.
The seat was left vacant following Koung’s election to the House of Senate in the December 8 2020 Special Senatorial Elections (SSE).
Candidates Votes obtained Per%
Samuel N. Brown Sr. (IND) 6, 594 55.0%
Lakpoh Dahn (LRP) 321 2.7%
Abigal B.L. Freeman (MOL) 353 2.9%
Francis N. Maweah Sr. (MDR) 3,428 28.6%
Lawrence Sua (CPP) 995 8.3%
Larry L.Teah Sr. (UPP) 289 2.4%
Total valid vote. 11, 980 100%
Total invalid vote. 392
Total votes 12, 372