‘Mission Accomplished’

first_imgThe Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has finally accomplished the quest to give allow their political leader, Mr. George M. Weah, to contest for the Senate in the upcoming Special Senatorial Election. However, this move had been scorned by the party’s critics, with some saying that it was just a “whitewash attempt” as Mr. Weah had long selected himself for the post and no one dare question his authority if they want to remain in the party.Weah contested in the party’s primaries at the weekend in Buchanan, Grand Basaa County and got the mandate his partisans to stand as a candidate for Montserrado County in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election early October.Weah booked his place for the hot seat unopposed and was amongst the first four candidates elected at the jammed packed hall.Other candidates elected include, former Unity Party stalwart and CDC newcomer Dr. Foday Kromah, Grand Cape Mount County, Nathaniel McGill, CDC secretary general secured his spot for Gbarpolu County while Prof. Ansu Sonii will lead the party for Margibi County, they all went unchallenged.In the most contested race, Cllr. Teplah Reeves defeated two other contenders, Emmanuel Toe and Rosina Shaack for River Cess County seat while Solomon Murrey was the lone candidate for Grand Bassa County, putting an end to speculation that CDC was prepared to support football star, James S. Debbah, who attempted joining the CDC to grab the seat.  Results from the polls suggest that CDC has finally parted company with incumbent Senator Joyce Musu Sumo Freeman, who as well tender in her resignation early this month.Political commentators described the outcome as “unsurprised” due to the involvement of Mr. Weah and other strong members of the CDC, who already expressed their desire to stand in the election prior to the primaries.   CDC partisans at the rally termed it as “Peaceful and Democratic”, expressing their desire to engage the upcoming election with every available political material to ensure that candidates contesting emerge as winners.Weah is expected to face challenges from fellow contenders, the first family candidate Robert Sirleaf and Christopher Neyor, both former employees of National Oil Company of Liberia and are kin on representing Montserrado at the Legislature.Meanwhile, primaries for Bomi and Maryland Counties were postponed based on series of protest emerging from the respective location.CDC confirmed the postponement and announced that Bomi primary will take place this weekend at the party’s headquarters in Monrovia to avoid further violence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Defence seeks paper committal

first_imgTaxi driver’s murderFollowing numerous delays in the commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the death of Owayne Lynch, a taxi driver who was killed while plying his trade in Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, Attorney-at-Law Glen Hanoman, who is representing the accused, is seeking to have a paper committal to determine whether adequate evidence exists for his client to stand trial in the High Court.Forty-eight-year-old Kwayana Fernandes, a mason of 475 Cemetery Road, Mocha, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on August 6 last, at Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, he murdered Lynch.The matter was then adjourned to January 8, 2020.It was reported that on the night in question, Lynch was plying his trade in a black Toyota IST when the dispatcher sent him to an area in Sophia to pick up a passenger who was reportedly heading for Mocha.It was reported that the taxi driver and the passenger got into an argument over the payment and it was then that the passenger pulled out an ice pick from his pocket and dealt him several stabs to his body.Lynch was later seen lying motionless on Cemetery Road, Mocha. His body bore multiple wounds and an ice pick was found near the scene. He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Lynch, of Stevedore Housing Scheme, was employed at Swift Cabs, located on Dennis Street, Sophia.last_img read more

Kikoyo belter drowns Sharks at Toyoyo

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks’ Duke Abuya vies for the ball under pressure from Kakamega Homeboyz’s Moses Mudavadi during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi on Saturday April 21, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21- Hassan Kikoyo stepped off the bench to hit a belter of a winner as Kakamega Homeboyz brought to an end a woeful run of three successive losses on the road with a 2-1 win over Kariobangi Sharks at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on Saturday afternoon.Paul Kamau had equalized for Sharks with a well taken individual effort nine minutes from the restart, cancelling out Noah Wafula’s earlier goal. The visitors were the brighter side throughout the opening half and had the most chances to break the deadlock. They deservedly went into the lead nine minutes from the break, Wafula punishing a simple loss of possession by the hosts to break the deadlock.Sharks gave away a needless throw-in and Homeboyz started it quick, Keiphas Mutuu setting up Wafula one on one, the former Tusker man squeezing in the ball past John Oyemba’s near post.Earlier on, Homeboyz had the chances, first Wycliffe Opondo trying his luck with a shot on his weaker left foot in the ninth minute but it went wide.In the 13th minute, skipper Geoffrey Shiveka almost turned the ball into his own net as he tred to pass back to Oyemba who was off his line but luckily, the ball went wide.Homeboyz had turned the tide against Sharks after keeper Arthur Arakaza had made a good save off a Patillah Omotto freekick from the edge of the area.A minute later, Mutuu should have buried a brilliant chance after Moses Mudavadi stole the ball off Shiveka and released Mutuu through on goal, but the burly forward took a hurried shot that went wide.Three minutes later, skipper James Situma had an effort with a long range freekick but it flew straight into Oyemba’s arms.The visitors continued to pound their hosts who looked lost and were miles off their swift passing, possession kind of game.Kariobangi Sharks’ Paul Kamau puts Kakamega Homeboyz’s Wycliffe Opondo under pressure during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi on Saturday April 21, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOyemba made a brilliant save to keep William Muluya’s men in the tie jumping to his left to tip over a well curled effort from Opondo from the edge of the area.The pressure yielded in the 36th minute when Sharks were punished for sloppiness.After conceding, Sharks seemed to have woken off their slumber and they began to attack. Duke Abuya came close in the 42nd minute when he dribbled away from three markers inside the box but his final shot went against the side netting.At the stroke of half time, Eric Kapaito’s shot came off the upright when he took a shot on the half turn, the ball bouncing back into Arakaza’s face after being beaten by the initial shot.In the second half though, Sharks came back with utmost determination to pick up at least a point off the tie and nine minutes into the restart, Kamau thundered an equalizer with a well taken goal.The wingback drifted into the edge of the box unchallenged from the right before releasing a well taken shot that beat Arakaza.Sharks kept the possession trying to open up the Homeboyz backline, bat the defense marshaled by Smith Ouko were astute in their defending.As the game wore on, Homeboyz slowly crept back and 12 minutes to time substitute Kikoyo released a belter from the edge of the box catching keeper Oyemba off guard.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more