… In Nimba District #8
By A. Omaska Jallah
Nimba County District #8 Representative, Larry Younquoi has emerged victorious following re-count of ballot papers in the county.
Rep. Younquoi, after the October 10, 2017 election, was defeated with 19 votes by Saye Mianah, but he took exception to the results and complained of irregularities, thereby requesting for recount.
He pointed out that those NEC workers that were recruited from the district were all supporters of Mianah, who were always on the social media provoking and using unfavorable words on him.
Rep. Younquoi accused NEC poll workers of manipulating the results in favor of his opponent.
As a result of Rep. Younquoi’s complaint, NEC on last Friday did a recount during which he received 6,191 amounting to 25.9% while his closed rival, Saye Mianah accumulated 6,174 or 25.8% with a difference of 17 votes.