The heavy weight representation at the legislature of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) may likely dropped following mass losing of CDC contestants at the just ended Midterm Senatorial Election (MSE) from several counties including the host Montserrado County.
According to the National Elections Commission (NEC) provisional results, Alex Tyler representing the ruling CDC has lost his bid to Edwin Melvin Snowe, an Independent Candidate, while in Grand Cape County Simeon Boama Taylor of the Collaborating Political Party (CPP) has massively defeated his rival Victor Watson of the ruling Party (CDC).
In Montserrado County, Abraham Darius Dillon of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) has overwhelmingly defeated CDC’s Thomas Pagen Fallah, Representative of Montserrado County District # 5, with over 60% , in Margibi County, Emmanuel Nuquay of the PUP has won over 52.0%, with Ivar K. Jones of the ruling CDC crawling behind.
In Bong County, Prince Moye of the Collaborating Political parties (CPP) captured over 52.6%, while incumbent Senator Henry Yallah of the ruling CDC capturing 37.8% of votes counts, in Grand Bass County, incumbent Nyonblee K. Lawrence of the CPP has obtained 47.5% followed by Mr. G. Milton Findley of the ruling CDC obtaining 44.3% votes count.
In River Gee, Jonathan Boycharles Sogbe of CPP has captured more votes, defeating Charles Bardyl of the CDC, in Rivercess County, Wellington Geevon Smith defeating incumbent Senator Dollar Gweh with more votes, in Gbarpolu County, Madam Botoe Kanneh Independent candidate has won Incumbent Senator Armah Jallah with more votes.
In Nimba County, CPP candidate Madam Edith Gongloe Wreh has reportedly captured more votes over CDC Jeremiah Koung.
As Liberians await more provisional results from the NEC, many have argued that with the massive defeat of the ruling CDC, the opposition must double their political weight in introducing more bills at the legislature that will help to improve the livelihood of all Liberians and not to be ‘selective’ in the passage of laws.
Others who spoke to the GNN described the defeat of the ruling party (CDC) at the just ended poll as what they called a ‘Protest Vote’ against the ruling party due to what they described as a failure of the George Weah’s to fulfill promises made during his election.