Cestos City, Rivercess County- A polling staff identified as Rancy Fanciah, assigned in Rivercess County has admitted that over 40 valid votes belonging to senatorial candidate Steve Tequah were counted invalid. Mr. Tequah, who came second in the race behind former Superintendent Wellington Gevon Smith, the declared winner, had complained that several votes cast in his favor were marked invalid at several polling places in the county. Fanciah, who served as a presiding officer at the Wruah Town voting precinct, is heard telling the Election Magistrate of Rivercess County in an audio recording that the polling staff were forced to declare Mr. Tequah’s votes invalid because of pressure from some of Mr. Smith’s supporters. “Following the close of the voting process, we decided to do sorting and counting at which time we called the attention of the parties’ agents. According to the NEC, Tequah came second in the county’s senatorial race behind declared winner Wellington Gevon Smith with 116 votes.
Source: Front Page Africa December 24, 2020 23:48 UTC