At NEC Headquarters: Partisans Of CDC, And Collaborating Opposition Partisans Clash

Chairman, National Elections Commission (NEC), Jerome Korkoya

The vicinity of the National Elections Commission (NEC) on Ninth Street, Sinkor was today, August 13, 2019 a scene of clashes between some partisans of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and some partisans of the four collaborating political parties; the Unity Party (UP), the All Liberian Party (ALP), the Liberty Party (LP) and the Alternative National Congress (ANC).

According to information gathered, partisans of the four collaborating party had gathered around the NEC headquarters to protest while the Montserrado County District #15 by-election dispute hearings which was scheduled to be heard inside the building of the NEC headquarters with representatives of the contesting parties.

The two opposing groups both chanting pro and anti-slogans in a large number few minutes later began to clash as stone throwing became to overwhelmed few of the police officers who were on a standby surprisingly stood, while the riot between the two groups turned soured, with stone throwing which eventually led to people getting hurt, vandalizing one of the vehicles belonging to a member of the opposition, Mr. Ali by the rioters.

According to report, a female supporter from the end of the opposition collaboration got severely injured on her head Tuesday, August 13, and had to be rushed from the scene by fellow partisans/supporters when followers of Abu Kamara sparked a violent stone-throwing melee at the National Elections Commission in Sinkor.

As the situation got serious, one of the rioters believed to be a member of the CDC was arrested, while five others from both parties were picked up and taken to the headquarters of the Liberia National Police.

The arrest of those by the police was confirmed by spokesman of the LNP, Mr. Moses Carter, noting that those arrested will be detained for further action.

Authority at the National Elections Commission (NEC) is yet to comment on this latest development. Detail will follow in our subsequent posting

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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.