NEC DECLARES VICTOR WATSON SENATOR ELECT OF GRAND CAPE MOUNT COUNTY

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Victor Varney Watson of the People’s Unification Party (PUP) was yesterday declared winner of the October 5th, 2019 Grand Cape Mount County Senatorial By-election. The By-election came as a result late Honorable Edward Dagoseh departure from this world, which left such seat and position vacant in the county.

Before giving out the final result of the just ended Senatorial By-election, NEC Boss, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya stated, 171 polling places in Grand Cape Mount County with 25,759 votes were counted and tallied with total voters turnout amounted to 41.8 percent. Cllr. Korkoya extended thanks and appreciations to the government, International Partners, Observer groups, the Joint Security, the Media, NEC Staffs and Poll workers for their contributions to the success of the By-election.

The pronouncement was made based on the votes obtained and percent of valid as listed below. Candidates                                     Votes obtained                 Percent of valid

Matthew Darblo Sr. (VOLT)                          2,148                                 8.61%                 Kula Bona Fofana   (CLP)                           1,106                                 4.43%                 Daoda Vatorma Metzger (IND)                   2,605                                10.44%               Simeon Boima Taylor  (ANC)                      4,932                                19.76%                 Dabah Mabande Varpilah (UP)                    3,291                                13.19%                 Victor Varney Watson  (PUP)                      6,920                                27.73%                 Sando Wayne        (UPP)                           3,954                                15.84%                 Total valid votes                                       24,956                                                           Total invalid votes                                         803                                                           Total votes                                               25,759

Consistent with Section 2.9(g) of the New Election Law of Liberia, and based on the result above, Victor Varney Watson of the People’s Unification Party (PUP) was yesterday declared winner of the October 5th 2019, Grand Cape Mount County Senatorial By-election at the Head quarters of the Liberia National Election Commission.