Case Closed: Isaac Roland Joins Legislature
16 June 2012
Last Updated on 26 January 2013
Election for the seat of the district was held since October 2011, but the outcome which pronounced Rev. Roland of the Liberty Party as winner was vehemently challenged by a losing candidate long-time lawmaker David Saydee of the Alliance for Peace and Democracy.
A protest was subsequently filed to the National Election Commission’s hearing officer by Mr. Saydee something that prevented Rev. Roland from taking his seat at the legislature as his certificate was immediately withdrawn by NEC pending the outcome of the hearing.
Following intense probe, the NEC Hearing Officer endorsed the result of NEC thus reaffirming Mr. Roland as the legitimate winner of the district #-3 election.
Not being satisfied with the ruling, Mr. saydee further took the complaint to the NEC board of commissioners who after investigations also ruled in favor of Mr. Roland.
Still, not being satisfied with the NEC Board of Commissioners judgment, Mr. Saydee sought the intervention of the Supreme Court which after more than five months of reviewing the case reaffirmed Mr. Roland as winner and subsequently ordered NEC to re-certificate Mr. Roland.
In compliance with the Supreme Court, NEC on Monday re-certificated Mr. Isaac Roland at its central office in Monrovia thus giving him the green light to officially take his seat at the national legislature.
In remarks, Mr, Roland called for unity among Marylanders saying that the election was over and that it was time for Marylanders to put behind them the past as in every election there must be a winner. blog comments powered by Disqus