On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, partisans of Liberty Party and the Coalition for Democratic Change were involved in a violent confrontation for more than three hours in Nimba’s political capital, Sanniquellie.
Nimba’s Sen. Prince Johnson and former rebel leader of the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia has stated that he has no regrets over his role in the 14-year civil crisis.
The management of the Salala Rubber Corporation has reaffirmed its ban on all political activities, including rallies and meetings, on the premises.
Residents of Nyuaniwein clan in Grand Bassa’s first electoral district have benefited from a clinic said to have been constructed by the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Hans M. Barchue.
Liberty Party’s Charles Walker Brumskine has promised to cut government officials’ salaries, including that of legislators; however, he may face opposition from incoming lawmakers, including those members of his own party.
With less than a month left to election day, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission to the country.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former standard-bearer of the governing Unity Party, says she will not be able to attend the party campaign launch slated for Saturday, September 16, due to other engagements.
Citizens in Margibi and candidates vying for the five representative seats of the county in the upcoming elections have criticized the Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding for poorly conducting debates in Margibi’s first, second, third, and fifth districts.