GANTA, Nimba – Six incoming members of the 54th National Legislature from Nimba are expected to get officially certificated by the National Elections Commission today. Representatives of three districts are still unknown due to ongoing legal proceedings.
Nimba was allotted 9 lawmakers out of a total of 73 from the 15 counties. Three elected lawmakers will not be a part of today’s certification process because of the ongoing legal proceedings before NEC’s Board of Commission and the Supreme Court.
Methodist clergyman Roger S. W. Y. Domah who leads by 897 votes in the seventh electoral district and businessman Gunpue Kargon who leads by 173 votes in the fourth electoral district are among the three whose certificates are expected to be withheld until matters currently before the NEC Board of Commission are resolved. Additionally, no candidate in eighth electoral district will receive a certificate. The Supreme Court is still expected to make a final ruling between the district’s two top candidates, Saye S. Mianah and incumbent Larry P. Younquoi.
Rep. Jeremiah Kpan Koung of the first district, Rep. Prince O. S. Tokpa of the second district, and Rep. Samuel G. Kogar of the fifth district have all been reelected by their constituents for a second term.
The other three incoming lawmakers are new faces, including Johnson Gwaikolo, replacing Rep. Richard Matenokay Tingban of the ninth district; Joseph Nyan Somwarbi, replacing Rep. Samuel Worlah of the third district who has been battling an extended illness; and Dorwohn T. Gleekia, replacing Rep. Risk Tweh of the sixth electoral district.
The lawmakers’ certifications will allow them to form part of the official inaugural ceremony, leading them to perform their legislative duties as lawmakers.
Featured photo by Zeze Ballah