Five Males and Two Females totaling seven candidates are vying for one seat in Western Liberia (Grand Cape Mount) County to replace former Senator Edward Dagoseh who died recently as a result of prolong illness.
The seven candidates to include:Mathew Darblo of the Vision for Liberia Transformation (VOLT), Kula Fofana of the Coalition for Liberia’s Progress (CLP), Daoda Metzger, an independent candidate, Simeon Taylor of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Dabah Varplah of the Unity Party, Victor Watson of the People’s Unification Party (PUP), and Sando Wayne of the Untied People’s Party (UPP) are all optimistic of representing their people at the senatorial level of the National Legislature but just only one will emerge as the new Senator of the County very soon after the release of the final results by the National Elections Commission(NEC)
The seven qualified candidates by NEC all had their fair share of campaigning to their respective constituents on why they should be elected as Senator of their beloved land.
At some point in time according to reports the campaign turned tribal as well as religious with some candidates and supporters seen preaching tribal and or religious divide desperately as a means of scoring political grade at the detriment and or disadvantage of another candidate though the NEC through its civil engage with the people encouraged them to remain civil, speak to the issues and ensure the entire process is violent free and secure.
According to the NEC all is now set for eligible voters to turn out in their mass and participate in the By-Elections on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Recently the NEC announced the arrival of ninety six thousand, two hundred and fifty (96,250) ballots from Ghana which also included tactile ballots for the visually impaired registered voters.
The consignment also includes training ballots, folders, and record of the counts.
The ballots were received and taken to a secured location under the Liberia National Police’s protection, says NEC official .
The By-elections will take place across Grand Cape Mount County without the ruling Party feeding a candidate.
Earlier there were reports of political struggle between and among the collaborating political parties on who to support as currently two of the parties are feeding candidates to include: Unity Party of Amb. Joseph N. Boakai and the Alternative National Congress (ANC) of Alexander Cummings.
It is still up till press time unclear whether the Collaborating political parties have an official represented candidate or everyone is fighting his or her own political battle.