By: Henry N. Kolenky
MONROVIA: The lingering electoral tussle between former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bhofal Chambers and Anthony Williams, the declared winner of the Pleebo-Sodoken District during the just concluded general election came to an end last night when results from the mandated rerun by the Supreme Court of Liberia indicated that Williams defeated the Chambers by 8,133 votes to 7,929 votes, a margin of 84 votes margin.
According to our correspondent in Pleebo, District #2, Maryland County, out of the registered 950 voters in the two polling places, Williams polled 350 votes against Chambers’ 73 in polling place #1 while in polling place #2, Williams garnered 321 votes and Chambers got 47 votes.
Going by the records of the National Elections Commission (NEC), the outcome of the election held on October 10, 2023, Williams got 7,462 votes while Chambers led with 7,929 votes.
It can be recalled former Speaker Chambers had filed a complaint that some irregularities such as the activities of a “country devil” coming out to scare his supporters away as well as intimidating voters.
His complaint was turned down by both the Hearing Officer of the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the entire Board of Commissioners and upheld the victory of Anthony Williams.
It was at the Supreme Court that Chambers finally got his wish for a rerun and NEC was mandated to arrange for the rerun under strict security monitoring.
If the results are accepted by Chambers, then Williams will be duly certificated by NEC and eventually inducted by the Speaker of the House, Cllr. Fonati J. Koffa as the new entrant to the national legislature.