Gbarpolu Election: Candidate Botoe Kanneh Expresses Distrust in NEC


By Ayeason Yeeba

Gbarpolu county senatorial candidate Botoe Kanneh has expressed distrust in the National Elections Commission ahead of the scheduled January 7, 2021 Re-Run senatorial election in Gbarpolu county.

The National Elections Commission (NEC) recently set Thursday, January 7, for the Special Senatorial election re-run in the Gbarpolu town of Normodotahu.

The re-run was scheduled following the disruption of the election process through violent clashes on December 8, 2020.

Addressing a news conference in Monrovia on Monday, January 4, Madam Botoe Kanneh alleged that all of her complains filed to the NEC were ignored. Madan Kanneh believes has negative impact on the entire process.

Madam Kanneh also expressed dissatisfaction in President George Weah, who she said hasn’t been involved as a “feminist – In- Chief” since incident occurred.

The senatorial candidate has at the same called on traditional leaders to stop instilling fear in the minds of voters.

“We all respect our culture, but culture has nothing to do with this election.”

Madam Kanneh said she would prefer the presences of ECOWAS, United Nations (UN) and other Civil Society groupings before and after the election as a means of giving transparency to the pending election in Gbarpolu county.