Only 78 percent of polling places in Nimba have reported the results of the election, but a clearer picture on the legislative races is emerging.
Liberia’s vice president and presidential candidate for the ruling Unity Party, Joseph N. Boakai, has concluded his campaign tour of Nimba County at a well-attended rally held at the Ganta Kumasi Sports Field on Thursday, October 5.
The incumbent lawmaker of Nimba’s first electoral district, Rep. Jeremiah Kpan Koung, has sent out a clear signal to opposition candidates running for the district’s seat with a rally that was attended by a large crowd.
As debates continues over the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, especially on the prosecution of warlords and war actors through the establishment of a war crimes court, the presidential candidate of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings, Jr., has said he would avoid setting up a war crimes court.
The Press Union of Liberia formally observed its 53rd anniversary in Ganta on September 30, 2017 at the Peace Empire Hotel with a much lower than expected turnout.
The Nimba Chapter of the Alternative National Congress has strongly condemned the September 20 violence between the Coalition for Democratic Change and the Liberty Party in Sanniquellie.
Jungle Energy Power, the private company managing the electricity grid in Nimba, has begun issuing the first consignment of over 1,000 meters to customers in Ganta that will now allow them to operate on a prepaid basis.
On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, partisans of Liberty Party and the Coalition for Democratic Change were involved in a violent confrontation for more than three hours in Nimba’s political capital, Sanniquellie.