Claim: All the past elections from our District ended in court
Full Text: Roger Domah, the defeated Nimba County District #7 candidate in the recent elections, claims that previous elections in the district have ended in court.
Roger won the 2017 elections after he contested in 2011 but did not win. In 2017, he succeeded incumbent lawmaker Worlea Saywah Dunah who did not contest.
Musa Bility, the chairman of the Coalition of Political Parties, defeated him in the elections on October 10, 2023.
In an article published on October 17, Domah claimed that the district’s previous elections always ended in court and he does not want to tread that path.
Verification: When our researcher contacted Domah, he stated that the district was previously District 6 in the 2005 elections before being changed to District 7 in 2011.
Domah stated that Evans Koah’s 2006 election was challenged in court by his opponent and that Dunah’s election was challenged in 2011 by Paul Tuazama, Sr. and Selekie Toure, who participated in that election.
“In 2017, Koah and Tuazama, Sr. also challenged my election, and we were in court for over 5 months,” Domah explained.
He claims that Bility violated the election law but is currently in conversation with a member of the team to avoid taking the district to court.
“It is glaring that Bility had his cars all over the district, fishing out money for voters and, in some cases, temporary NEC workers. I’m personally appealing to my team to break away from those recent records of taking election results to court and prepare for future elections.”
A search on Koah shows that he was taken to court in 2006 because he was not domiciled in the district and therefore should not contest.
Koah and Tuazema then ended up in a run-off after the court accredited Koah to contest the district’s election.
Domah’s election as a representative in 2017 was contested and later confirmed by the National Elections Commission.
Conclusion: Roger Domah, a defeated Nimba District 7 lawmaker, is correct in his assertion that the district election has always ended in court.