NEC Begins Announcing Provisional Results Today

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NEC Executive Chairman, Jerome G. Korkoya

‘No Result is Official Except from NEC,’ Says Korkoya

The chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome George Korkoya, has called on the general public to accept only elections results from the NEC. In his first post-election day address yesterday, Korkoya said the NEC will today, October 12, begin announcing official preliminary results of the October 10 Presidential and Legislative elections.

“Let me once again admonish everyone that the announcement of official results of the elections is within the power of the NEC. It is the only constituted authority legally allowed to make pronouncements of national elections results,” he said.

He added that celebrations coming from candidates and their supporters in the name of taking leads should not in any way cause problems for others as no results are yet official unless the NEC makes the announcement.

Following frauds discovered at precinct #33019 in Nimba County District #4, the National Elections Commission (NEC) has nullified its results ahead of the announcement of the official provisional results. He said there will a re-run of votes in District # 4.

Korkoya noted that “The election materials for this precinct, #33019, containing four polling stations, were delivered to and signed by Electoral Supervisor, Prince Bollie, but for some reason(s) only three polling places were set up and not four as should have been the case.”

He said an official report coming from the precinct is that a disruption of the voting process, allegedly incited by a local politician, Mr. Rufus Zerlee, a candidate for the House of Representatives, through the Coalition for Liberia’s Progress (CLP), went on.

“The voting was compromised in the precinct, according to information we have received. The NEC has launched an inquiry and made a decision to quarantine the materials from the precinct,” Korkoya noted.

He added that polling will be rescheduled at the precinct shortly.

He apologized on behalf of the Commission for the challenges experienced by voters and observers during the voting period.

“The large queues, and at times longer than expected processing times in polling places, were unfortunate and the NEC apologizes to voters for the long waiting times in some places,” he said.

He however acknowledged the efforts of polling staff who worked tirelessly through the day and night.

Noting that the election processes are not over yet, Korkoya called on “all political parties and candidates as well as voters to wait patiently for the release of official results.”

He added that voting and counting have ended and results’ sheets posted at polling places already and results are now being transported to tally centers for aggregation.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Our secret heritage, as we await the election of the Republic of Liberia. The protected arms of the Silent majority is opened ready for a smooth transition, immediately the announcement is made by NEC. This Land of Liberty shall long be ours. May this nation reach its destiny.
    Gone to 57%. Let the Liberian people know.

  2. Liberian’s Say No To Violence N Say Yes To Peace. Stop Posting Election Result On Facebook. Let Us Wait For The NEC CHAIRMAN J.K

  3. The Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth has placed his forgiveness hand upon liberia,so Liberian people please make us proud because the world is watching, show the world that demoncracy is the only way to lasting peace.May God bless Liberia amen.

  4. I honestly do not want George Weah to win just another disaster a man with no values and education but to turn the country into a prostitutes place as we all know him for alone with a rebel ex wife NO the country don’t need this.

    • You have clearly stated the truth. Liberia has become a pawn for French and European companies if Weah wins. They are on the verge of taking over if he becomes. It is so shameful to see Liberia being in the position again for the least educated leader. The nation greatly suffered. 90% of those running on Mr. Weah’s party are aiming for their pockets and more baby mamas.

      Immorality, greed, and corruption will eat through our nation again! Will we be a byword to our brothers in the West African region again?!!

      LORD! IN JESUS NAME! Please deliver us from ignorance and low life. Even when we choose or leaders. AMEN

  5. Saukollie, I share your sentiments without reservations. Like you, I hope that the candidates who do not stand a chance to win will gracefully bow out when the NEC proclaims the winner. It’s just simple as that!

    What is even more important is the fact that the Liberian people are doing well in terms of performing their patriotic duties. On the day of the national elections, the Liberian people went to the polls proudly, and were undeterred by torrential rains. Some people fainted because they waited for a very long time before the polls opened. Still, they were determined. Furthermore, there weren’t fights or thief of ballots as others had feared. It is fair to say that the Liberian people are quickly mastering the act of voting! Bravo, Liberia.

    The problem that presently exists is this:
    Who will be the chosen leader? In this contest, experience unquestionably outweighs the popularity of an individual. To state this position of my bluntly, Boakai is more experienced then his nemesis, senator Weah.
    Because of his experience, I hope Boakai wins!

  6. I think this election was conducted in a way that is way below the level of professionalism and efficiency that I expected. I am disappointed.

  7. The people of Liberia have played their part by peacefully voting. It is left with NEC. in a matter of time, to give the eager voters the result, who their next President will be.

  8. CDC please do not shoot for the star or else you will meet a disappointment. The chance you have is to win first round which is not possible. In the second round, UP will beat us flat in Lofa and Nimba and Nimba alone voters are more than the five counties in the southeast which is your second strong hold; Montserrado that is your first strong hold, you can’t mount 60% remember this.

  9. thanks for your poor Analyzing .but there is one thing i can guarantee Liberian, is being a leader dose not need to-much education but God favor.and i personally think AMR George m weah has the blessing and favor of GOD. it is glaring for all Liberian to see.this man George weah came as poor soccer player to the pride of our Continent

  10. Liberian please let us not be unfair in our judgment education is not the give way to development.
    if it were so, than lets look at Liberia and Nigerian. Liberia has the tenth most educated president in
    the world.why Liberia is not develop than ivory cost,guinea or Mali? we need a patriot Liberian like AmR.
    George m weah to deliver our nation from bad label practice, and corruption

  11. Comment:once we continues with the multi party system in Liberia we should always prepare for second round. Liberians need changes in the constitution so as to reduce the number of political parties.

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