After several months of legal battles, the National Elections Commission of Liberia has finally declared Simeon Boima Taylor winner in the Grand Cape Mount County December 8, 2020 Special Senatorial Election.
The Commission on Friday july 2, 2021 ruled in favor of CPP’s Candidate Simeon Taylor, noting that the CDC Candidate, Victor Watson was unable to show sufficient evidence to substantiate his claim of double registration by voters in Grand Cape Mount.
It can be recorded that the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), candidate Simeon Boima Taylor was declared the winner of the senatorial election in Grand Cape Mount after accumulating the highest numbers of votes cast during the voting process.
When he announced as the winne in Grand Cape Mounty, his closest competitor , who was the incumbent Senator, Victor Watson, filed a complaint at the NEC claiming that the process was marred with multiple flaws including alleged double registration and voting, counting of invalid votes in favor of Senator-elect Taylor, thereby increasing his number.
The case was later taken to the Supreme Court of Liberia after lawyers representing the legal interest of Mr. Watson took an appeal to the High Court when the Board of Commissioners of the NEC endorsed its Hearing Officer’s ruling, upholding the results which were announced in favor of Mr. Taylor.
The Supreme Court then mandated the NEC to re-conduct deeper investigation into the case which was filed by Mr. Watson.
However, NEC’s Hearing Officer, Kafumba Swaray handing down the ruling said, after a careful investigation, the Commission did not discover double registration by Simeon Taylor as alleged by Victor Watson.
In response to the National Elections Commission Friday ruling, lawyers representing Senator Victor Watson have promised to take an appeal to the Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission.