Representative-elect Kargon Calls for Calm Among Supporters

GANTA, Nimba – The man who was declared winner of Nimba’s fourth electoral district election, Gunpue Kargon, is calling on his supporters to remain calm amid a delay in his certification by the National Elections Commission.

Kargon has still not joined the National Legislature because of an ongoing dispute between incumbent lawmaker Garrison Yealue and him. The Supreme Court had ruled in the district’s election dispute case, ordering NEC to re-examine ballot results at the Kpaglay Polling Center.

That process is now scheduled for March 3, 2018 at the Upper Nimba elections magistrate’s office in Sanniquellie. Supporters of Kargon had been concerned that the delays were leaving their district disenfranchised and many have been calling on NEC to speedily conduct the process.

Kargon asked his supporters and all citizens to remain calm and wait patiently for the re-examination process to be held. He said he is confident that NEC will abide by the Supreme Court order and fairly conduct the re-examination process.

“NEC cannot do anything wrong, except to adhere to the ruling of the Supreme Court,” he said. “We trust the ability of the NEC and we know they are going to do the right thing.”

While Nimba’s fourth, seventh, and eighth districts were all engaged into legal battles after the October 10 elections, the disputes have since been settled for the seventh and eighth districts and their lawmakers are now performing their duties.

Featured photo courtesy of Sam Ta-Krah, Jr.

A resident of Ganta, Nimba County, Arrington has a background working with credit unions and other organizations dedicated to rural finance.

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