Weah Wins Bong, Elections Magistrates Report

GBARNGA, Bong – The National Elections Commission’s magisterial offices in Bong have concluded tallying votes accumulated by the two political parties with Sen. George Weah receiving 64.2 percent of valid votes.

Bong has two magisterial areas with supervision over 181 precincts that contain 502 polling places.

According to the tallying records for Upper Bong, Weah’s Coalition for Democratic Change obtained 37,439 votes (63.1 percent) while Unity Party of Vice President Joseph Boakai received 21,859 votes (36.9 percent) of a total of 61,136 votes. There were 1,838 invalid votes.

In Lower Bong, Weah’s CDC secured 33, 229 (65.5 percent), while Boakai’s UP accrued 17, 512 (34.5 percent). Invalid votes in this area amount to 1,640.

The unofficial total votes obtained in Bong by CDC is 70,668 with UP obtaining 39,371. Invalid votes in Bong amounted to 3,478.

A total of 113,517 persons voted in Bong during the presidential runoff, according to the tallying records from the two NEC Magisterial offices.

According to the National Elections Commission, the county registered 208,250 voters, emerging as the third most vote-rich county after Montserrado and Nimba.

Meanwhile, several citizens in Bong are calling on supporters of the two political parties in the runoff to wait patiently on the National Elections Commission to announce the official results before celebrating.

The NEC has set Friday, December 29 for the announcement of final results of the December 26 presidential runoff election in Liberia, although the elections body has said it would start releasing results on Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

Featured photo by Moses Bailey

Moses Bailey

Moses started his journalism career in 2010 as a reporter at Radio Gbarnga. In 2011, the Press Union of Liberia recognized him as the Human Rights Reporter of the Year. In 2017, he was the Development Reporter of the Year. He is also an Internews Health Journalism Fellow. Moses is also the regional coordinator for NAYMOTE-Liberia, an organization working with youth to promote democratic governance.

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