At long last, Nimba County’s Jeremiah Koung has been certificated by the National Elections Commission (NEC), as winner of the 8 December 2020 Special Senatorial Elections in Nimba County.
Koung received his election certificate Tuesday, 13 April 2021, following the ruling of the Supreme Court authorizing the NEC to take full jurisdiction following legal matters regarding contestation in court over results of the Nimba election on grounds of alleged electoral fraud and irregularities.
The newly certificated Senator Koung is a member of the opposition Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR).
Presenting the election certificate to Koung Tuesdaay, the Acting Chairperson of NEC, Cllr. P. Teplah Reeves said, “while we celebrate the end of a process and the determination made by the Liberian people as to who represent them in the Liberian Senate is upheld, the Commission assures all Liberians of its constitutional mandate and commitment to conduct free, fair, credible and transparent elections throughout the country.”
Cllr. Reeves reminded Liberians that election is everybody’s business, indicating that it is therefore binding on all Liberians to ensure a peaceful election at all times.
The Acting Chairperson of NEC wants all Liberians to commit themselves to the rule of law as the surest way to sustaining peace and democracy in the country.
Responding, Senator Koung commended the NEC for conducting the 8 December 2020 Special Senatorial Elections in the manner he described as extremely well despite limited resources, adding that the election was conducted successfully.
The Nimba County Senator is calling for electoral law reforms. He is also calling for unity amongst all citizens of Nimba County, including those who did not win the election, after what he calls, a long legal battle.