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George Weah’s CDC party wins the District 15 by-election

Candidate of Liberia ruling party the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has won the re-run of the Montserrado County District #15 Representative by-election.

CDC candidate Abu Bana Kamara pooled 49.2% of the votes against 38.9% for his opponent and All Liberia Party candidate, Tellia Urey.

Ms Tellia Urey who was backed by three others opposition political parties in the by-election, successfully protested results from the first round of polls, which led to the re-run.

Ms Urey, however, this time accepted defeat couples of hours after the records of the counts were being posted at the 20 polling places where the re-run had taken place.

She thanked her supporters for their confidence and trust. She also declared her resolve to continue fighting for their welfare

Mr. Kamara had earlier taken exception to NEC’s decison. His party, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), also announced their dissatisfaction with the ruling and threatened to boycott the re-run.

But Kamara last week withdrew his challenge to the ruling and requested the Elections Commission to go ahead with the election.

During the campaign President Weah had come under criticism from the opposition after saying that “You all need to flog that little girl, because “there is no way the Ureys can win [elections]” in the Monrovia area.

Opposition accused him of inciting violence, in fact they blamed him for violent incidences preceding the pool, President Weah, however, insisted that he was referring to flogging her at the pool.

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