LIBERIA: NEC sets Lofa By-Election for 29 December

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has set December 29 as the date for the conduct of the Representative By-Election in Electoral District Number 2, Lofa County.

The announcement was made Monday by Chairman Jerome Korkoya at programs marking the issuance of a Writ of Election on the Elections Magistrate of Lower Lofa County, Robert N. Sele.

During the ceremony, Chairman Korkoya urged the Clerk of Writs, Antoinette B. Johnson, to notify Magistrate Sele that, in line with the key dates for the By-Election, the deadline for Nomination of Candidates of registered political parties, alliances, coalitions and independent candidates for the By-Election is November 6, 2015.

On October 6, the Speaker of the House of Representatives notified NEC of a vacancy in the House of Representatives.

The Notification, contained in a letter addressed to Chairman Korkoya stated that the vacancy is a result of the death of Lofa County Electoral District Number 2 Representative, Fofi Sahr Baimba.

The Notification constitutes the legal authority of the National Elections Commission to conduct a Representative By-Election in Electoral District Number 2, Lofa County and is a requirement of Article 37 of the Liberian constitution.

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