Following final official tally of votes in the senatorial by-election in Montserado, the National Elections Commission on Friday, August 2, declared Abraham Darius Dillon of the opposition Liberty Party winner of the July 29 senatorial elections in Montserrado.
Yesterday, a planned protest organized by the Council of Patriots seemed to go astray amid a gathering of a small group of protesters near Capitol Hill without the presence of their leaders. The day’s events later got complicated, as rioting sprouted on Tubman Boulevard, causing major traffic.
Ahead of the National Elections Commission’s official pronouncements of the results from Montserrado’s joint legislative by-election, both President George Weah’s Coalition for Democratic Change and the four opposition collaborating political parties- Liberty Party, unity Party, All Liberia Party and Alternative National Congress are claiming victory in the elections.
Unofficial provisional results from Monday’s joint legislative by-elections in Montserrado suggests that the popularity of the Coalition for Democratic Change of President George Weah has reduced as compared to recent elections.
Though endorsed as senatorial and representative candidates by the Unity Party, the Liberty Party, the Alternative National Congress, and the All Liberian Party, it appears that candidates Abraham Darius Dillion and Telia Urey are left alone to woo voters and canvass for opposition victory in vote-rich Montserrado, which seems unfair.