Liberians Say They’re Frustrated Over Election Delay

CDC’s George Weah and UP’s Joseph Boakai

As the case between the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Liberty Party (LP) on alleged election fraud drags at the NEC, Liberians have been expressing their frustration over the delay of the process, questioning the reality of the matter.

A survey conducted by a team of GNN-Liberia reporters around the country discovered that Liberians have voiced out their feelings on the delay of the process, and wondered why the National Elections Commission continue to slow down the case.

At the same time, some Liberians who spoke to our reporters welcomed the decision of the Liberty Party to complain to the Supreme Court of Liberia on the alleged frauds and other election irregularities against his Party during the October 10, 2017 elections.

“It is frustrating the way things are going in this electoral process, we are anxious to see a new president after the exit of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf from the Executive Mansion. This delay is causing us problem,” Nathaniel Browne, a resident of Monrovia told the GNN.

Nathaniel is among dozens of other Liberians who are concerned about the delay of the run-off election, but called on the Supreme Court of Liberia to expeditiously dispose of the case for the holding of the run-off election.

Few days ago several international organizations including the Carter Center, European Union and others urged the NEC and the Supreme Court of Liberia to speedily allow the run-off to take place, acend lauded the people of Liberia for the patient.

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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.