LIBERIA: Supreme Court Denies Chambers’ Election Appeal

The Supreme Court of Liberia has denied the appeal by Maryland County Representative Bhofal Chambers of gross irregularities in the 2014 Special Senatorial Election in Maryland County.

In its final ruling Friday, the Court upheld the ruling of the Board of Commissioners of the National Election Commission (NEC) which earlier denied and dismissed Chambers’ appeal.

According to the ruling, the case was decided after a careful review of the records, as well as the arguments and contentions advanced by the counsels representing the parties.

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, February 17, rendered two separate rulings in a number of alleged fraud cases filed by some defeated candidates in the 2014 Special Senatorial Elections.

One of the court’s rulings was on the case involving defeated Maryland Senatorial Candidate Representative Chambers and newly-elected Senator Gblehbo Brown, while the other affects all cases of alleged election fraud that were filed before the high court.

The Supreme Court has accordingly ordered the Clerk of Court to send a mandate to the NEC informing it of its decision.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of Liberia has closed its March Termto re-open on the second Monday in October 2015.

 

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