On Tuesday, November 12, the National Elections Commission announced the date for the runoff election between the Unity Party and Coalition for Democratic Change as December 26.
The National Elections Commission on Monday, December 11 ruled that the original October 10 representative elections results for Nimba’s eight electoral district will stand, therefore nullifying the November 4 recount that was conducted in Saclepea.
Abraham Darius Dillon, vice chair for political activities of the opposition Liberty Party, says his party has made no official endorsement to support either Unity Party or the Coalition for Democratic Change but he clarified that his party would not remain neutral in the runoff election.
After the Supreme Court ruled on December 7 to allow the National Elections Commission to proceed with a runoff election, Nimba’s Sen. Prince Johnson has weighed in, saying that the decision was expected, given the country’s lack of funds to proceed with a re-run.
The Supreme Court on Thursday, November 7 ordered the National Elections Commission to proceed with the presidential runoff election between the Coalition for Democratic Change and Unity Party.
In strongly worded statements this month that bordered on hyperbole, current and past representatives of the U.S. government urged Liberia to speed up electoral litigation proceedings for a peaceful transition of presidential power.
The forum featured four panelists who focused on promoting democracy and preventing election violence through dialogue. They were drawn from civil society, the National Elections Commission’s local office in Gbarnga, the judiciary, and a representative of women in civil society.
Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party will file an appeal to the Supreme Court this week in its ongoing quest to see a rerun of the October 10 elections.