As the National Elections Commission (NEC) announces provisional results following the just-ended bi-election in Montserrado and Bong Counties, Representative Saah Joseph has taken a commanding lead in the Montserrado pools.
Representative Joseph who contested on the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change(CDC) ticket is poised to replace President George M. Weah who created a vacant seat at the Liberian Senate upon his election to the presidency in 2017.
An NEC provisional results issued in Monrovia Wednesday, August 1, 2018, which captures 127 polling places out of a total of 1,790 polling precincts across Montserrado County, puts the CDC candidate ahead of his six contenders with 4,386 votes out of a total vote of 7, 960.
Bernard ‘D.J. Blue’ Benson who ran as an independent candidate obtains 1,689 votes while the former ruling Unity Party Candidate, Josephine George Francis acquires 692 votes.
Cllr. Finley Y. Karnga another independent candidate obtains a total vote of 68 while the newest face to rock the Liberia political scene, Mark Austin Keshen grabs 685 votes ahead of the tough-talking Representative of Montserrado County District # 10, Yekeh Y. Kolubah who also obtains 178 votes.
For his part, the United People’s Party Candidate Marcheal Doe-Tapayson attains a total vote of 262.
In Bong County, Independent Candidate Henric Tokpah (15,735 votes) is said to be in a commanding lead ahead of his CDC contender, Representative Marvin Cole (11,947 votes).