The National Elections Commission, (NEC), has certificated the Senator Elect from the 8 December 2020 Special Senatorial Elections in Nimba County. Senator Jeremiah Koung received his election certificate today, 13 April 2021, following the ruling of the mandate from Supreme Court authorizing the National Elections Commission to take full jurisdiction of the matter. Senator Koung is a member of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction, MDR.
Presenting the election certificate, 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.
The Acting Chairperson on NEC, Cllr. Reeves reminded all of Liberians that election is everybody’s business and 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 our peace and democracy in Liberia.
Responding, Senator Jeremiah Koung commended the NEC for conducting the 8 December 2020 Special Senatorial Elections extremely well despite the limited resources, the election, he said, was conducted successfully.
The Nimba County Senator is calling for electoral law reforms. He is also calling for unity amongst all citizens of NimbaCounty, including those who did not win the election, after what he calls, a long legal battle.