Nimba Senatorial Election: Aggrieved Nimbaians Call for Recount as NEC Officially Declares Rep. Koung Winner


Several residents of Nimba County, predominantly youth and women on Wednesday gathered at the headquarters of the Friends of Madam Edith Gongloe-Weh in Ganta to protest over alleged fraud in the just ended midterm senatorial elections in the County.

They held placards in their hands as they chanted, asking the National Commission (NEC) to “return their votes.”

Some of the women at the protest ground threatened to nake themselves and take Madam Weh to the Capitol building in Monrovia if the right things are not done.

NEC on Wednesday officially declared Rep. Jeremiah Kpan Koung of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) as the winner of the Special Senatorial Election in Nimba after accumulating a total vote of 37, 899 (36.12%), while CPP’s candidate, Madam Edith Gongloe-Weh came second with a total vote of 34, 153 (32.55 %).

In a press conference on Monday, Madam Gongloe-Weh disclosed to journalists in Ganta that tally sheets in the possession of her team put her far ahead of Rep. Jeremiah Kpan Koung in the elections.

It may be recalled, Armstrong Gobac-Selekpo, a CPP representative in the tally room at the headquarters of Upper Nimba Magistrate in Sanniquellie, earlier filed a motion of recount of votes in Electoral Districts 4 and 5 over alleged fraud during the election.