LIBERIA: Senatorial Race Tensional As Supporters Of Independent Candidate, Robert Sirleaf And CDC Supporters Trade Insults And Clashes

Tension has enthralled political groups, especially the camps of Robert Sirleaf, the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who is vying for the Montserrado County senatorial race as an independent candidate and Football legend, George Weah of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) who is also vying for the same position.

Booth candidates (Weah and Sirleaf) political campaigning throughout Monrovia and its environs in Montserrado County stained with confusion and tension as both supporters trade insults, accusing each other of election violence.

An executive of the CDC, Mulbah Morlu in a well-attended news conference at his party headquarters Thursday accused Independent Candidate Robert Sirleaf of falsifying documents to damage the image of CDC, and win the upcoming senatorial race for Montserrado County.

For their part, the Campaign Committee of Robert Sirleaf denied any forms of election violence, but accused supporters of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of inciting others to throw stones on their supporters during the launch of their campaign in Monrovia early this week.

Residents of Monrovia and its environs have been gripped with fears due to the level of tension between both the CDC’s George Weah and Independent Candidate Robert Sirleaf who is also the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,

According to NEC campaign for this midterm senatorial election end today, thousands of Liberians are expected to go to the poll tomorrow, Saturday, December 20, 2014.

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