LIBERIA: In Lofa County Senatorial By-Election, Kortimah, Jallah Provisional Results Show Both At Neck-To-Neck

The Provisional results kick-in following polls closure in Lofa County, as Unity Party Galapkai Kortimah takes commanding lead ahead of independent candidate Joseph Jallah and others in populated areas

Polling centers have closed in Lofa County following the completion of the voting process in that part of the country.

Citizens of Lofa on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 trooped their way to various precincts to cast their vote for individuals they believed can make a proper representation for them at the Liberian senate.

This is the second time in less than three years citizens of Lofa have gone to the polls to fill in the vacancy created following the defeat of the county’s former Senator, George Tengbeh to former Defense Minister Brownie Samukai in 2020.

As it stands, provisional results from Lofa reveal that Unity Party candidate Galapkai Kortimai has, so far, secured an proximate number of 7, 883 votes while independent candidate Joseph Jallah has 3,714 votes ahead of other contenders.

At polling place 3, of the V.F.P.M. High school voting precinct in District 4, UP candidate Kortimah obtained 68 votes while Independent Candidate Jallah secured 18 votes. At polling place 4, of the same precinct, Kortimah received  73 votes while Cllr. Jallah got 18 votes.

Provisional results from polling place 3, of the St. Joseph Catholic School in District 4, indicates that UP candidate Galakpai Kortima got 44  ores while Independent candidate Joseph Jallah secured 25 votes.

In other areas like Foya polling place 4, UP candidate Kortimah receives 15 votes, while independent candidate Joseph Jallah had 177 votes.

At polling place 6, independent candidate Jallah receives 107 votes while candidate Kortimai receives 10 votes. At polling place seven in Foya, UP Candidate Kortimah receives 18 votes while independent candidate Joseph Jallah receives 95 votes

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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