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Rivercess Senator-elect Geevon Smith Gets Green-light …As Taylor And Chea Cases Surface At S’Court

Independent candidate Steve Tequah of Rivercess County has withdrawn his complaint against the county’s senator-elect Wellington Geevon Smith, thus making way for his certification.
The certification Committee of the NEC has been mandated by the Chairperson of the Commission to work out all modalities leading to the time and date for the certification.
The Board of Commissioners, (BOC), of the National Elections Commission, (NEC) has rendered rulings in two electoral dispute cases, declaring Senators-Elect, Simeon B. Taylor and Augustine S. Chea as winners from the December 8, 2020 Special Senatorial Elections in Grand Cape Mount and Sinoe Counties respectively.
However, lawyers representing Victor Watson of CDC led by Cllr. Salibu Sessay have announced an appeal to the Supreme Court while lawyers representing Grace Scotland Brimah, led by Cllr. Yafar Baikpeh have also announced an appeal to the high Court sitting in its October
Reading the Board’s verdict, Cllr. Ernestine Morgan Awar said the complainant Victor Watson filed to prove wide spread fraud and irregularities, showing that several persons voted twice, electoral violence, inflation of votes in the tally center by NEC Magistrate and voting by Senator elect Simeon Taylor as well as transporting voters.
In the Sinoe county ruling read by the Clerk Fofee Sheriff, the Board said the Hearing Officer did not err because the complainant Brimah filed to prove fraud and irregularities during the hearing.
The case grew out of the action of elections irregularities and fraud, in the case CPP, by and through its Sinoe county Chairperson Thomas Treason and Secretary General Ansu Kamara versus the NEC as first Respondent and Mr. Chea as second respondent.
All seven members of the Board of Commissioners including the head of the Administrative Court, Davidetta Browne Lansanah, Co-chairperson Cllr. P. Teplah Reeves, Commissioners Boakai A. Dukuly, Folyd Oxley Sayor, Cllr. Ernestine Morgan Awar, Barsee Leo Kpangkai and Josephine Kou Gaye unanimously signed the ruling.

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