first_imgSenior Elections Magistrate for Upper Bong County, Daniel G. NewlandThe National Elections Commission (NEC), through its local office in upper Bong County, will on Tuesday, Nov. 21 conduct a recount in electoral district # 4 in Bong County.According to the Senior Elections Magistrate for Upper Bong County, Daniel G. Newland, the recount will be conducted in nine (9) polling places in six (6) precincts in the District of the eighty-four (84) polling places.Mr. Newland named the precincts numbers: Shankpalai Public School with code #06102, with polling places 1, 2 and 3; Nyensue Palava Hut, code #06088 with polling places 1 and 2; Kollieta Public School, code #06092 with polling place 2; Foequelleh Public School, code #06018 with polling place 1; Payeta Public School, code #06064 with polling place 2; and Bellemu Public School code #06008 with polling place 3.The Upper Bong County Senior Elections Magistrate said immediately after the conduct of the October 10, elections, electoral district #4 incumbent representative Lester M. Paye and three-time defeated candidate Susannah Lorpu Mator filed separate complaints of elections irregularities to the NEC and hearings were conducted by the NEC hearing officer in NEC office in Gbarnga. Mator was defeated in the representative election of October 10, 2017, for which her complaint is registered. She also lost her representative bid in 2011 and 2005.Mr. Newland said the two complainants, through their lawyers, prayed to the NEC for a rerun in the district due to the alleged irregularities but following legal arguments between the complainants and the NEC, it was concluded by the NEC hearing officer a rerun was not possible.He explained that following the hearings, the two complainants appealed to the National Elections Commission Board of Commissioners (BoC) and the Board of Commissioners in its ruling called for a recount in nine polling places.“Based on the BoC ruling and mandate, we will conduct a recount of nine polling places in electoral district #4 but the recount will be conducted at the NEC’s local office in Gbarnga beginning 9 in the morning,” Mr. Newland said.He was swift to say that parties involved have been notified since the ruling was handed down by the BOC and local as well as international observers will be in attendance to witness the process.Electoral District #4 has a total of 23,166 registered voters and recorded a total of 21,582 valid votes and 1,584 invalid votes among 14 representative candidates contesting, including the incumbent.The Unity Party representative candidate Robert Flomo Womba was declared winner of the October 10 election in the district, after obtaining 4,232 votes accumulating 19.6%, while incumbent Representative Lester M. Paye of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) who took second place received 3, 471 votes (16.1%) and three-time defeated candidate of the United People’s Party (UPP), Susannah Lorpu Mator, received 3,179 (14.7%).Representative-elect Robert Flomo Womba lauded the NEC for the decision for a recount, adding “let the NEC go ahead with the recount and the results will not change because my people voted me overwhelmingly for the kind of work I did for them when I was not eyeing this position.”Electoral District #4 comprises Zota District, Panta District and Mehnquelleh Clan of Sanoyea District.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAn Post Donegal are having their Annual Charity Cycle on Saturday 1st September from Dungloe to Letterkenny via Errigal Road.They would like to invite all men, women & children who would like to take part. All proceeds will go to The Donegal Hospice.To register call Paul 086 6850503 / Martin 085 7788722 or Liam 086 7779305. Bus & Cycle Transport will leave Letterkenny at 9am on the morning of the 1st at the Letterkenny Delivery Services Unit, Carnamuggagh Lower. Minimum Entry €25.00. Please support An Post Donegal’s charity Cycle and The Donegal Hospice. We hope you will join the boys & girls in Green….. IT’S TIME TO GET ON YER BIKE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: August 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An PostANNUAL CHARITY CYCLEdonegallast_img read more

first_imgBut at the start of the 2011-12 season, the Ivorian lost his Arsenal squad number to new arrival Gervinho, leaving his future at the Gunners unclear.Eboué revealed Wenger told him that first-team opportunities would be limited in a side which boasted Bacary Sagna, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, so when Turkish outfit Galatasaray came calling he jumped, completing a £3m move.This transfer marked the start of his unravelling. 9 ‘Manu’ was a hero at the Emirates Emmanuel Eboué was cleared of arson after spending the night in a cell last weekend.But the former Arsenal right-back remains under investigation for malicious communications, yet another twist in the Ivory Coast defender’s riches to rags story.Eboué’s sad decline is a far cry away from 2004, when the hot prospect signed for the Gunners from Belgian feeder side Beveren. 9 9 9 Come 2014, Eboué was omitted from the main squad, forcing him to train with Gala’s under-21 side for the whole season before being released.Sunderland duly snapped him up on March 9, but just three weeks later he was slapped with a one-year ban from football over his refusal to pay a £1m debt to former agent Sébastien Boisseau over fees accrued during his Galatasaray transfer, a fine which lost him his Sunderland contract and nearly drove him to suicide. The £1.5m deal saw the then 21-year-old link up with compatriot Kolo Touré at Highbury, having impressed former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.“He’s a multi-functional player,” said Wenger.“He normally plays centre-back, but he can play right-back or midfield.” 9 While Eboué was dealing with his football exile, personal tragedy struck: his grandfather and brother died in the same month, plunging him into a deeper depression.He admitted it took a toll on his Belgian wife, Aurélie, the mother of their three children.“Aurélie is very supportive,” he said. “It’s not easy for her. I’ve been hard to live with.” Though he won the first league title of his career that season he did not enjoy the hero status to which he was accustomed in England.A match against Besiktas saw the crowd pelt missiles at him, hurling objects whenever he came within ten feet of the touchline.When fellow Ivorian Didier Drogba joined him in Turkey the next season, the pair were subjected to racial abuse from Fenerbahce fans – but the club and its supporters escaped without punishment. After the 2016 ban, Eboué made a foray back into football, agreeing terms with Turkish Cypriot team Türk Ocağı Limasol in October last year.But abnormal blood values scuppered the move and Eboué was forced to dismiss rumours he had contracted the HIV virus.By December, he was homeless, his wife having divorced him and taken control of their finances after winning all their assets in the split.“I can’t afford the money to continue,” he told the Mirror.“I am in the house but I am scared. Because I don’t know what time the police will come.“Sometimes I shut off the lights because I don’t want people to know that I am inside. I put everything behind the door.“It is hard, very, very hard. “The money I earned, I sent it to my wife for our children. In Turkey I earned eight million euros. I sent seven million back home.“Whatever she tells me to sign, I sign.” He was a popular figure in the Arsenal dressing room Devout Christian Eboué enjoyed a comfortable spell in North London and despite spells of mediocre performances, became a cult hero among Gunners fans who loved his ebullient personality, with one terrace anthem singing: “You’ve only come to see Eboué”.On an Arsenal team visit to Buckingham Palace, the joker even said to Her Majesty the Queen: “Please, I don’t want to be a footballer anymore, I want to look after your dogs.“I want to take them for walks, wash them, feed them. I want to be a dog carer.” He scored in Gala’s defeat to Real Madrid He married Aurelie Bertrand on 25 October 2004 in Flemalle “One day I wanted to kill myself,” he told The Telegraph at the end of that year.“There are a lot of days when I don’t feel like getting out of bed.“My family keep me strong, it’s them that I have to think about but if I was alone, I worry about what I’d have done to myself by now.“There are times when I stay in my bedroom and don’t come out. One, two days in that room. Alone. I lock the door and am just thinking.“The people who know me, when they see my face, they can tell I’m not happy.“This is the lowest I’ve been in my career, it’s a bad time.” Wenger was an early admirer of Eboué’s Fellow Ivorians Eboué and Drogba suffered racist abuse in Turkey 9 9 9 9 When Fatih Terim, the Galatasaray manager now, was made aware of Eboué’s plight, he offered him a job coaching their under-14 team.But now, after the latest incident in Enfield, it seems his demons have won again – despite appearing in the Arsenal Legends side that played at the Bernabeu last month.His loved ones are said to be worried about his mental and emotional state, but during the 2016 ban his so-called friends were not interested.When Kolo Touré, his former Arsenal and Ivory Coast teammate, was punished for failing a drugs test in 2011, Eboué phoned him regularly in support.But when the tables turned, Eboué’s phone remained silent.“I know they know my problem, but I hope one day they will call me,” he said.“Of course it’s disappointing. I thought the friendship was stronger.“You have to be friends in difficult times. But that’s life. I take it in a good way.”We hope he gets the help he needs.Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year. They provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. Please call 08457 90 90 90 (UK) 116 123 (ROI), email jo@samaritans.org, or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of the nearest branch.last_img read more