Nimba County Senator-elect Jeremiah Kpan Koung has reacted to madam Edith Gongloe-Weh’s allegation of fraud in the December 8, elections, reminding Madam Gongloe-Weh that elections are not queen contests.
In a special year-end message to her supporters via a Facebook podcast over the weekend, Madam Gongloe-Weh pointed accusing at Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson and senator-elect Jeremiah Kpan Koung of cheating during last month’s election.
“We want to say to Jeremiah Koung and Senator Johnson that the cheating has to stop and end right now. It’s not every election that we have to use cash to cheat the people of their votes, this has to stop,” madam Weh blasted.
“If you think you can intimidate us, think again, if you think insulting us is going to take us back off, think again,” she added.
Madam Gongloe-Weh believes that the alleged use of cash violence by Rep. Koung and Senator Johnson to influence or manipulate election results will absolutely destroy the good image of Nimba County and bad people will always be reincarnated.
She revealed that their quest for fair justice in the case that is being adjudicated at the NEC will go beyond the Supreme Court as they are prepared to seek actual justice in the matter.
Responding to Madam Madam Gongloe-Weh’s fraud allegation, senator-elect Koung called on his political opponent to refrain from the speculation because the election was not a ‘Queen Contest.’
“If it was a Queen Contest where only women will participate, you can be assured I won’t be there. But if it’s a national election where men and women can get involved, I’m going to get involved and we’ll plead our case,” Rep. Koung said.
Mr. Koung at the same time alleged that it is Madam Madam Gongloe-Weh who has rather been preaching sentimental and divisive politics in the county especially during campaign period.
“Mine message during the election was Nimba unity for Nimba development that’s why in every town where there was a polling place, I got a vote, but because of the kind of politics you preached, there were many towns where you got zero. Madam stop the sentiment!” Koung blasted.
After the December 8, 2020 polls, Madam Edith Gongloe-Weh who ran on the ticket of the government prime opposition, CPP, filed a complaint against the National Election Commission (NEC) for electoral fraud and irregularities. For a couple of weeks, the case has been under proceedings at the Headquarters of the NEC in Monrovia.
The comment and counter comment between the duo which has been considered as a war of words by citizens preceded the final hearing of the case which is expected to be held on today Tuesday, January 5 at the NEC headquarters.