By: Jeremiah Cooper
Liberia-October 15, 2023: The National Election Commission of Liberia has completed the tallying of votes in Lofa, and Gbarpolu Counties, declaring Independent Candidate Momo Cyrus, Thomas Fallah of the CDC and Amarah Konneh, Liberia’s former finance minister as winners in their respective district and Counties.
The NEC made the declaration on October 15, 2023 during day five of its press briefing announcement of preliminary results from the October 10 Presidential and Legislative Elections.
Momo Cyrus who contested as an independent candidate won the senatorial seat in Lofa County. According to the NEC, Cyrus received 37,631 votes constituting 28.49%. Momo Cyrus is the Chief Executive Officer at the Security Expect Guard Agency of Liberia.
The National Election Commission also announced Liberia’s former finance minister Amara Konneh as winner for the senatorial seat in Gbarpolu County in the just ended October 10 Elections. Konneh, an independent candidate received 11,651 votes of the total votes in Gbarpolu County.
Amara Konneh served as Deputy Minister of Public Affairs at the Ministry of State in 2005 and Minister of Finance and Development Planning in 2011 during former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s government.
At the same time former Montserrado County District #5 representative Thomas Fallah has been elected as representative for District #1 Lofa County.
Fallah who contested on the ticket of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change received 5,278 votes amounting to 49.42 percent.
Other winners so far announced by the National Election Commission includes: Emmanuel Dahn who defeated incumbent lawmaker Solomon George of District #7 Montserrado County, Matthew Joe, winner of District#3 Grand Bassa County among others.
Meanwhile, President George Weah has continue to lead the preliminary results from the presidential elections for the past three days.
With tally results nearing completion, with over 4,529 polling places reported so far out of the 5,890 total polling places in the country incumbent George Weah is narrowly ahead.
According to the NEC preliminary results for Sunday, October 15, 2023, President Weah received 593,558 votes amounting to 43.80 per cent while the presidential candidate of the major opposition political party Unity Party, Joseph Boakia received 589,977 amounting to 43.54 per cent.