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Bong County Senator Jewel Taylor 

 

 

Senator Taylor Sure Of Retaining Post In Poll Re-Run
By Ballah M. Kollie, LINA

MONROVIA, August 12 (LINA) –Bong County Senator Jewel Taylor is optimistic of retaining her post in the upcoming re-run of election in Electoral District #7 in the county.

Gabriel Briamah, Chief of Staff (COS) in the office of Taylor, noted that despite mixed feelings created by last Friday’s ruling by the Supreme Court, efforts will be made to prove that the December 20 result was legitimate and that Senator Taylor is indeed the choice of the people in the disputed areas.

The Supreme Court on Friday, August 7, ruled for a re-run of the senatorial election at Sanoyea Market, Yarbayeh Public School and Bletenda Palava Hut all in Electoral District #7 in lower Bong County.

The high court’s decision is based upon a complaint filed by the second place winner in the December 20, 2014 election, Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa, that the results from the three disputed areas were not credible and that procedural election irregularities led to his defeat.

“Senator Taylor respects the High Court ruling but let it be made emphatically clear that the ruling has just reenergized her resolve to prove her legitimacy by ensuring that she pools the highest number of votes from the re-run,” Briamah emphasized.

He lamented the level of confusion created by the High Court’s decision in the minds of voters, especially after being in office for nearly seven months and having nearly recovered from post-election wounds.

In his December 24, 2014 complaint to the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cuttington University President Dr. Tokpa cited unidentified voters being allowed to vote, overstatement of total votes cast in the areas and election boxes being left open beyond the prescribed period.
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