Presidential Candidates Happy Over Turnout

The standard bearers of the ruling Unity Party (UP) Vice President Joseph Boakai and the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Senator George Weah have expressed happiness over the massive turnout at Tuesday’s general elections.

Speaking to journalists after casting their ballots in Paynesville City at separate locations, the two presidential candidates expressed satisfactions in the process thus far, and expressed the hope that they would win on first round.

Vice President Boakai said he would hope to win on first but if it is not so, any result come up, he would graciously accept.

For Senator Weah, the massive turnout showed Liberians’ quest for change.

Several residents of Paynesville turned out in mass to cast their ballot for president and representatives of their choice; but the process in some areas were relatively slow due to late arrival of political party representatives and setting up of polling centers as well as manual processing.

In a related development, the Chairman of opposition political party, Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, was invited by the police in Foya, Lofa County, for allegedly inducing voters to vote his party’s candidate Dr. Mills Jones and the MOVEE representative candidate in that district.

Police spokesman Sam Collins could not confirm nor deny the report, but told the media that Kemayah is freely moving about his normal businesses. “Kemayah is freely moving about and he has voted,” Collins said,

Also in Bomi County, local journalist for the state-broadcaster ELBC, Melushi Roberts, reported that a vehicle bearing the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) hit and killed instantly an independent local elections observer identified as Morris Konneh.

He reported that the driver while trying to reverse instantly hit the deceased and killed him instantly. Accordingly, Roberts noted that the driver escaped the scene and police