The polls, which generally opened by 8:00am local time, saw a relatively slow turn out across the five electoral districts for perhaps diverse reasons.
However, the voting appetite later grew at the finishing line and saw huge queues at the over four hundred polling centers across the county.
The election as significant as it is also drew the attention of both local and international observers including local and international civil society organizations to monitor the process in a move to ensure that it is free, fair and peaceful.
Touring the respective polling centers, mainly in Voinjama, Kolahun and Foya Districts, it was observed that the process was very peaceful , non-violent and also well organized as voters were seen directed to their respective and specific polling centers by the National Elections Commission(NEC) Polling Staff where to go and vote based on their names in alphabetical order. The NEC Staffs also and ably assisted voters and prioritized special people to include the physically challenged, elderly , pregnant women and baby mothers.
Speaking to some of the voters, mostly women who completed their voting process in Voinjama, Kolahun and Foya Districts, highlighted the need and time for Lofa’s Development with priority being the road construction.
“We need roads and once our roads are built , all other things will follow,” they said.
Moreover, an agriculture coordinator for Kolahun District stressed that once the road from Gbarnga to Voinjama can be paved, it will be the beginning of Lofa’s growth and development process.
“The deplorable roads across Lofa are seriously affecting us and we are hoping that the decision we all will make today will be a turning point for us,” an elderly woman in Voinjama added.
At the same time , a disabled man in Foya called for peace and unity for the county after the entire process and also stated that road development is the pillar to Lofa rising , once again.
As the process so far been considered peaceful and violent free, the signals and growing celebrations of supporters of the six candidates will begin hopefully on today, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 when provisional results will be released by the NEC as well as the tallying from their respective wall rooms will be concerned.
Meanwhile, only one out of the six candidates to include: Momo Cyrus , Mariamu Fofana, Cllr. Joseph Jallah, Galakpai Kortima, Sumo Kupee and Dr. George Semah will emerge as the winner and the next Senator of Lofa County to complete the Lofa’s representation at the Liberian Senate.