ELECTION UPDATE: Visually impaired Liberians Threaten Lawsuit against NEC for Exclusion

Dozens of visually impaired Liberians who said they have been left out of the ongoing midterm senatorial election have threatened legal action against the National Elections Commission (NEC) for not recognizing them as Liberians.

Speaking to reporter in Monrovia, Peter Daniels who claimed to be an executive of the Christian Association of the Blind (CAB) said the action by NEC to exclude them from this election has caused them to lose hope as Liberians.

“The Chairman and hihttp://www.gnnafrica.com/node/add/articles entire executives of the NEC blundered by leaving us out of the process, we were not recognized as Liberians, this is totally wrong. In 2005 during the presidential and legislative election we were fully recognized to vote, but why this time, we were left out of this process”?

Daniels told reporter that the over 20,000 visually impaired and disabled Liberians have been denied the opportunity to choose their leader, noting, “Out rights as Liberians and our rights to vote have been overlooked by NEC. Come Monday next week we will seek the legal strength of the court,” Daniels in a rather disappointing state of mine stressed.

In a related development, low turnout in voting has been reported at various polling centers around the country, a situation that many said is linked to the prevention of the Ebola virus.

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