Elections Violence Overwhelming Liberia, Liberians In Great Fear For Elections Result Acceptance

Flash Back: Election violence in Monrovia

Since the start of political campaigns around the country for elected positions in the pending October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections, the news of election violence seems to be overwhelming as many supporters of political parties continue to breed confusion during their exercises.

Uncountable elections temptations are been reported each day with one party and the others are said to be at each other’s throat with their supporters reportedly inciting what many considered as elections violence, a situation if not carefully handled may lead to a  serious crisis during this period.

In less than a month, the news of dozens of elections violence have reported around the country with the news of people being injured as a result of these violence.

Some Liberians who spoke to the GNN are expressing fear of the outcome of the 2017 elections, wondering as to whether if the result of the 2017 election is declared in favor one of the parties what should be expected.

“I am afraid of the outcome of the 2017 election result, the way I see things going, especially what is happening during these political campaigns when the reported news of election violence is been heard around the country,” Annie Juah Johnson speaking to our staff said.

“As we speak several persons are in the hospital in Kakata, Margibi County as a result of election violence between the Unity Party and the Coalition for Democratic Change. This also took place in Nimba and Montserrado Counties when both parties again encountered such situation, it is not health for our democracy,” Nathaniel Jones speaking further said

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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.