LIBERIA: NEC Orders Hearing Officer To Proceed With Musa Bility Complain Over UP Eligibility To File Candidate For Lofa

NEC Chairperson, Davidetta Browne Lansanah

National Elections Commission mandates hearing officer to proceed with Musa Bility’s complaint over Unity Party eligibility to filed candidate in Lofa County; but UP insists it will participate in the impending by-election

The Board of Commissioners at the National Elections Commission has affirmed its hearing officer ruling into judicial review requested by the Opposition Unity Party against recent ruling by its hearing Officer.

In its ruling on Tuesday, the NEC Board also mandated the Hearing Office to proceed by looking into the merit of the case.

The four counts ruling by NEC Board stated that its Hearing Officer did not err, as the NEC was the first instance to review and pass on the ability or qualification of a party to participate in an election.

Despite the ruling for judicial review, Unity Party political leader Joseph Boakai assured partisans that the Party will filed a candidate in the Lofa County pending By-elections.

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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.
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