By Mark N. Mengonfia firstname.lastname@example.org
Montserrado County Electoral District five Representative, Thomas P. Fallah has finally thrown in the ties, surrendering to his rival, Senator Abraham Darius Dillon before the National Elections Commission (NEC) could announce 98.29% of vote cast in the December 8, 2020 elections of Montserrado.
“I just spoke with Senator Darius Dillon and congratulated him for his victory in the just-ended Senatorial elections in Montserrado County. I wished him well and reminded him that elections are over and now it’s time to work for our people because we have one country to fight for and one peace to protect,” Representative Fallah said at a press conference held in the Papie Solo Conference Hall on CDC Compound.
On Monday, the National Elections announced results from six of the 15 counties of Liberia putting CDC candidate in Grand Gedeh, Zoe Emmanuel Pennue ahead of his contenders with 7,923 votes representing 95.98% votes counted placing him ahead with 40.78%, James Emmanuel Nuquay, Margibi County of CPP got 34,918 which is 59.65% of the votes counted from 4,202 polling places.
Also in Lofa, Brownie Samukai of the CPP collected the total of 17, 377 or 30.01% of the votes cast.
In Nimba, Jeremiah K. Koung has received the highest of votes in Nimba. He collected ahead of his fellow contestants the total of 37, 598 or 36.2% of the total votes counted of the 99.335% polling places counted thus far.
In Montserrado County, Abe Dillon has got 202, 880 representing 61.31% from the total of 98.29% of the polling places.
Officially conceding to his defeat, the Montserrado County district five lawmaker said “This is not the result we wanted, but the Liberian people have spoken and we must respect them.”
In his congratulatory message, Rep. Fallah thanked all of those who went out and cast their votes in his favor.
“My heart goes out to all our partisans who worked and campaigned tirelessly throughout Montserrado County. You are the backbones of the CDC and without you we are nothing. I know you are heartbroken by this result, but I encourage you to use this moment to self-reflect,” he intoned.
He cautioned them not to use their anger to tear down each other, but to strengthen their party [CDC] as they move to 2023.
“We must never forsake our party,” he told the partisans of CDC.
CDC as a party has also accepted the results from across Liberia saying “Today is a great day for Liberian democracy. Africa and the World have just witnessed the holding of free, fair and transparent Mid-Term Senatorial elections in Liberia, whose results are being progressively announced by the National Elections Commission.”
“To CDCIANS, we will work harder to build a more vibrant, inclusive and broad-based Coalition” Mulbah K. Morlu told his partisans.
The party admitted that, “The truth is that mid-term elections the world over are tough on ruling parties and here in Liberia the electoral history confirms that. The Unity Party for example did not win Montserrado County though-out its tenure, but went to win a two-term presidency.”