As Polls Close In Presidential Election, UP and CDC At Neck To Neck, ECOWAS Identifies Lapses With Process

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Polling centers around the country closed late yesterday evening (6pm) with the counting of provisional voting taken place highlighting the big three; the ruling Unity Party, Coalition for Democratic Change and the Alternative National Congress making headways.

Earlier yesterday, in Margibi County, Liberia the head of the Ecowas Elections Observers Mission to Liberia, former Ghanaian President his Excellency John Dramani Mahama said the October 10 polls is being marked by several lapses on the part of election workers.

Mr. Mahama who is touring polling stations in Margibi and Monsterrado Counties told reporters this morning in Kakata, Margibi County that the voting process is being faced with challenges including the late start of polls, the late arrival of polling materials in remote areas of the country and several complaints from voters over the absence of their names from the voters roster.

He noted that the late training of presiding and electoral officers is seen as one of the causes of the poor performance of poll workers, especially the lack of confidence in identifying the names of voters on the roster.

As the preliminary result is been released on local radio stations from correspondents around the country, Liberians who glued to their radio sets anxiously look forward to hearing the candidate take the lead.

The National Elections Commission (NEC) is the only authorized institution that is clothed with the responsibility that will officially announce the entire results.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.