BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Affirms Runoff Elections, Orders NEC To Take Corrective Measures

PX Credit: FPA
PX Credit: FPA

The Supreme Court of Liberia has finally ruled out that there will be ‘No Rerun’ citing the lack of sufficient evidence, and further ordered the National Elections Commission to make all preparations that will accelerate the runoff election.

Reading the opinion on behalf of the Bench, Associate Justice Philip A. Z. Banks, III, said though it was proven by the Appellants (Liberty and Unity Party), the evidence did not have the magnitude to prove that such fraud and irregularities were wide spread.

“In the absence of sufficient evidence, the court cannot order a re-run of the election,” Justice Philip Banks said, reading out the court’s decision.

Hundreds of Liberians trooped at Temple of Justice prior to the ruling by the Supreme Court of Liberia

He said, the Supreme Court cannot speculate that since it was proven that fraud and irregularities occurred at some polling places, it occurred Nationwide.

Immediately after the pronouncement was made given NEC the green light to go ahead with the Runoff election at a schedule date, dozens of Liberians from around the Capital of Monrovia and its environs were jubilation, as some shouted ‘We will vote, We will vote, thanks to the Supreme Court,’ others were took exception.

Hundreds of Liberians as early 8am this morning gathered on the grounds of the Temple of Justice, the seat of the Supreme Court to witness the final ruling from the highest court of the land.

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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.