LIBERIA: NEC Chairman Complains Of Unknown Armed Men Attacking His Home

Chairman, National Elections Commission (NEC), Jerome Korkoya

Fearful news is said to coming to the head of the Liberia National Elections Commission; reporting that in the face of the release of provisional results for both the just ended Senatorial and Representative elections for Montserrado County, armed men have reportedly attacked his home

According Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya his home came under on Monday evening after minutes when he arrived, demanding him to announce the final results. The suspected attack comes a day after NEC Chairman Korkoya announced this on a local radio station on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

“This news is scaring; the government must do something about this to provide security to the NEC Chairman, Jacob Peters of central Monrovia speaking to the GNN noted.

This reported threats come in the wake of the first provisional announcement of the by-elections where  Darius Dillon, of the Liberty Party, captured  53, 270 votes, representing, 53.88%, over Paulita Wie, ove the ruling CDC who got 36,531 votes, representing, 36.95%.

For the Representative D#15 seat, the National Election Commission reported that the candidate of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change-CDC, Abu Kamara, accumulated a total vote of 5,515, representing, 45.9%, while her major challenger Telia Urey, receiving an initial vote of 4,540, representing 37.89%.

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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.