Incumbent Rep. Womba Maintains Lead In NEC Re-count In Bong

Bong County Electoral District #4 Representative Robert Flomo Womgba is leading the re-count of the October 10, representative election in the County NEC has said.

According to NEC, Following the recount process on December 14, 2023, results of votes from the five polling places in the two towns showed that candidate Jonah Nulee Tokpah of CPP who came second previously votes declined drastically while CDC candidate Susannah Seton M. L votes increased extensively followed by incumbent Robert Flomo Womgba of the Unity Party maintaining almost his same votes with just a slight increase by one vote.

The recount process follows a mandate from the highest court ordering the commission to conduct a recount of votes in five polling places at Yowee Public School polling places 1, 2, and 3 as well as Mbelequah polling places 1 and 2.

A consolidated tally report of the recount of the five polling places gave CDC candidate Susannah Seton M. L 940 votes representing 56.9% while incumbent Robert Flomo Womgba obtained 177 votes constituting 10.7% followed by CPP candidate Jonah Nulee Tokpah with 123 votes amounting to 7.4%.

The total valid votes recorded from the recount represent 1,652 (100.0%), total invalid votes 115 with a total of 1767 valid and invalid votes.

Meanwhile, independent candidate Quanuquanei Kermue has vowed to revisit the Supreme Court, insisting, this time around, he will be calling for a recount of votes of the entire district.

According to him, his decision to revisit the highest court is based on proves shown of unfairness during the October 10 polls evidenced by ratification of missed votes during the recount.

He further disclosed that his legal stance in the electoral process is not meant to see him become victor of the contest, but to rather see the right things be done.

At the same time, CDC candidate Madam Susannah Seton has re-echoed that she remains committed to calling on the NEC to conduct a recount across the entire district, adding that a legal complaint is currently pending before the board of commissioners of the NEC in regards to her concerns.

Madam Seton believes the process was marred by irregularities and unfairness, thereby threatening to seek a redress to the Supreme Court of Liberia, if the NEC ruling doesn’t please her.

The recount process was witnessed by candidates Quanuquanei Kermue, Madam Susannah Seton L. M, and representatives of other candidates of interest as well as the Media and the Liberia Elections Observation Network, ( LEON) presided over by officials of the NEC.

The District’s highest seat was contested by 13 candidates in the just-ended 2023 elections with a total vote cast of 25,708, comprising a total valid votes of 24,002 and total invalid votes of 1,706.
In the NEC precious pronouncement of results from the October 10 legislative elections in the district, Representative Robert Flomo Womgba of the Unity Party, according to the NEC got 4, 954 votes (20.64%), while Jonah N. Togbah of the CPP got 4, 873 votes (20.3%), with Independent candidate Quanuquanei Afred Karmue obtaining 4,097 votes (17.07%).

According to the NEC, the number of registered voters across the district includes 30,029, with 24 precincts.

The NEC also revealed that after the October 10 elections, the turnout of reported polling places was 25,708 (85.61%). By Patrick S. Tokpah

About The Author

You May Also Like

More From Author

+ There are no comments

Add yours