Finda, Samuel Certificated -Bong, Grand Gedeh Halted

By: Stephen G. Fellajuah

The National Elections Commission ( NEC)  has officially certificated Bomi County district #1 winner, Madam Finda Gborie Lansanah and Nimba County district #1  Samuel N. Brown, who emerged as winners of the November 16 by-elections at a ceremony held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at NEC Headquarters on 9th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia.

Reading the return of the elections writ from the Magistrate of upper Nimba County, Netthon G. Paye said that having been issued the writ to conduct the by-elections on September 6, 2021 as was conducted, Mr. Samuel N. Brown, an Independent candidate obtained the total of six thousand five hundred and ninety four (6594) votes amounting to 55% as winner of the by-election conducted in Nimba County district#1.

Also, the Magistrate of Bomi County district#1 pronounced Madam Finda Gborie Lansanah as winner of the by-election in Bomi County, who obtained a total of three thousand nine hundred forty five (3945) votes amounting to 42.2%.

Officially certificating both representatives elect of Bomi and Nimba counties, in a brief statement, the chairperson of NEC Madam Davidetta Browne-Lansanah, said the certification by the NEC seeks to celebrate and end the process and determination made by the people of District #1, Bomi County and District #1, Nimba County respectively.

Presenting the certificate, Madam Davidetta Browne-Lansanah said “This is to satisfy that Mr. Samuel N. Brown and Madam Finda Gborie Lansanah have been duly elected as representatives of Nimba and Bomi Counties district#1 respectively from the Legislative By-election held on November 16, 2021.

The NEC Chairperson, reading the inscription on the certificates said, ” In testimony thereto, and virtues of the authority vested in us as Commissioners of NEC, we hereby officiate our signatures and sealed on this certificate this first day of December 1, 2021.”

The NEC boss informed the public that complaints had been filed concerning the by-election in district#2 Bong County and district #1 Grand Gedeh county, adding that in keeping with law and best practices, the commission can’t certificate a winner from these districts until these concerns are addressed and settled.

Madam Browne-Lansanah maintained that the Commission assured the public that NEC will certify the winners from these districts once they settle the concerns.

Making remarks after receipt of the certificate, Nimba County district#1 Representative, Samuel N. Brown expressed excitement and appreciation to the people of Nimba County district#1 and lauded the NEC for the conduct of a free, fair and transparent by-Election.

”Samuel N. Brown is not the one that has won this election but the people of district#1. Nimba County must be freed and liberated from all forms of backwardness it is confronted with. This journey marks a new dawn in the rebuilding process of Nimba”, he said.

Also remarking, Bomi County district #1 Representative, Madam Finda Gborie Lansanah also thanked the people of Senje District, Bomi County Senje for their support. According to her, the victory given to her was as the result of women, youths and other groupings in the district that believed in her leadership ability. She assured them that she will not let them down.

”I’m willing to work with my colleagues at the House of Representatives to see how best the people of Bomi and Liberia at large will be held in high esteem. I will make sure that peace, reconciliation, capacity development and opportunity for women and girls continues to flourish under my leadership as I have been doing”, she noted.

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