The National Elections Commission has begun replacing lost and damaged voter identification cards for the senatorial by-election in Bong.
Rep. Yekeh Kolubah of Montserrado’s eighth district says he will pursue a writ of prohibition at the Supreme Court in the course of the week to halt the pending by-elections slated for Montserrado and Bong.
The National Elections Commission has said it will not be possible to conduct senatorial by-elections for Montserrado and Bong within the constitutional time frame.
All 11 Nimba lawmakers are now fully represented at the 54th National Legislature following the official certification of the final representative-elect from the October 10 representative elections.
The Bush Chicken has gathered that the National Elections Commission and the Ministry of Finance and Development have agreed on the amount of US$1.5 million for the senatorial by-elections in Montserrado and Bong.
On Tuesday, March 27, the Supreme Court will hear legal arguments in the election dispute case in Nimba’s fourth district involving Garrison Yealue, the incumbent lawmaker, and his rival Gunpue L. Kargon.
A little over five months since the election of representatives on October 10 and Nimba’s fourth district’s election dispute is still yet to be settled.
The senatorial by-elections meant to fill the vacancies created in the Senate as the result of George Weah’s and Jewel Howard-Taylor’s ascendency to the presidency and vice presidency, respectively, has suffered a serious setback.