Authorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday, October 17, declared campaigns open for Montserrado Electoral District #13 Representative seat, and Sinoe County Senatorial By-elections.
The chairperson of the committee supervising the two by-elections, Cllr. Sarah J. Toe informed journalists in Monrovia that all candidates, who have met the requirements set by the NEC are free to commence campaign as of yesterday, October 17, and will continue until 12:00 a. m., November 18.
“Candidates in the by-elections are advised to go about their campaign in a manner void of violence, and in keeping with the laws of Liberia, and more specifically, those controlling the electoral process,” Cllr. Toe said.
She said the candidates, in keeping with the elections law of Liberia, are asked to submit their campaign schedules to the Elections Magistrates to avoid conflicting schedules with opposing candidates during the campaign period.
Those vying for the lone representative seat in Montserrado #13 are Bernice Gbolu Kamara Davis of the Liberia Transformation Party; Edward Papay Flomo, Jr., independent candidate; Muhammad Ansumana Kromah of CLP; Sando Sepo Moore, independent; and Richard J. Pratt, independent.
Others are O’Neal Oral Roberts, VOLT; Mama Kiziel Siah Sicarr, Victory for Change Party; Napoleon Sossou, independent; Cornelia Kruah Toggba, Unity Party; John Jroggbe Weah, Jr., Coalition for Democratic Change; Henry Quie Williams, Sr., Independent; and Emmanuel Hoobo Wilson, United People’s Party.
The Montserrado Senatorial By-election of Saah Joseph became necessary following the election of Representative District #13, Saah Joseph to the Senate on August 31, 2018.
Cllr. Toe named Augustine S. Chea of the CDC, Klahn Gboloh Jarbah of VOLT, Othello Doe Nagbe of CLP, and Thomas Romeo Quioh of UPP as the qualified candidates for Sinoe County Senatorial By-Election.
Sinoe’s Senatorial vacancy came as a result of President George Weah’s appointment of Senator Joseph Nagbe as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
The vacancy at the Supreme Court came following Associate Justice Philip A. Z. Banks’ retirement. By law, anyone reaching the age of 70, while serving is entitled to retirement.