LIBERIA: Sierra Leoneans Accused Of Elections Violence In Grand Cape Mount County, Opposition Vehicles, House Set Ablaze

Mr. Simon Taylor

Sierra Leoneans who were reportedly trucked to Liberia by a candidate of the ruling party to be voted for in the December 8 midterm senatorial elections have been accused by opposition candidate for elections violence by setting two of vehicles and house ablaze.

Explaining his ordeal to a local radio station, Bob Sheriff said prior to the attack, hundreds of Sierra Leoneans were trucked to Cape Mount County by Mr. Victor Watson who is the ruling party (CDC) candidate and also the incumbent Senator allegedly trucked hundreds of Sierra Leoneans from border town in Sierra Leone to cast their votes in his favor.

According to sources closed to Cape Mount County said these Sierra Leoneans invaded the camp of Simon Taylor an opposition candidate ahead of Tuesday, December 8, 2020 midterm senatorial elections wounding several persons, fortunately for him (Taylor) escaped to Monrovia for fear of his life.

Effort by the GNN to contact Mr. Victor Watson proved unsuccessful as his mobile phone rang endlessly, however, investigation continues.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13511 Articles
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.
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