NEC Board Of Commissioners Reject ‘Fraud, Irregularities’ Claims

NEC Chair, Jerome Korkoya

What appeared to be an endless problem for the start of Liberia’s  runoff election is still looming, as political parties involve in the lawsuit against the National Elections Commission (NEC), the Commission on Friday confirmed its rejection of fraud allegations over the first round of presidential elections, setting the scene for a showdown at the Supreme Court.

The announcement, which concerns the October 10 vote, confirms a decision initially taken on Monday, National Elections Commission official Davidetta Lassana told reporters.

A second round of voting, pitting Joseph Boakai of the ruling Unity Party against former footballing superstar George Weah, had been due to take place on November 7 but was postponed by the Supreme Court following a complaint about electoral fraud.

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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.