-Ahead of Representative By-Election
R. Joyclyn Wea
The governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has successfully conducted primary for its aspirants who want to contest on the ticket of the party in the impending representative by-election in Montserrado County electoral district#13.
The seat became vacant as a result of the election of former Representative Saah H. Joseph to the Liberian Senate.
The primary was amongst John Weah, Wilmot Smith, Amos Nbawuyah, Addy Jallah and Sia Tanapolie respectively who all have the ambition to contest on the ticket of the party in the impending elections in the district.
John Weah won with 29 votes, Wilmot Smith 15 votes, Amos Nbawuyah 0 vote, Addy Jallah 1vote and Sia Tanapolie 0 respectively.
Eligible voters came from the district based on their location and positions in the district.
The primary presided over by the Revolutionary National Youth League chairman of the Party, Jefferson Koijee was done in a very transparent manner according to the partisans, contestants and other experts who had gone to witness the process.
Delivering his victory speech, John Weah said the election was free, fair and transparent, saying “It’s one of the best I have seen in my lifetime.”
“This is a clear indication that the CDC is transparent and uphold accountability. To my colleagues, let’s work together for the district and ensure our beloved party succeeds,” he said.
Weah said opposition candidates in the district should get ready because they are going to take the district by storm.
For his part, the chairman of the Revolutionary National Youth League of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Jefferson Tamba Koijee has vowed to work with the team in the district to ensure victory for the party.
The outgoing Representative of the district and stalwart of the party, Senator Saah Joseph has also pledged his unflinching support to the process for victory in the district.