Amid reports of illegal issuance of voter cards ahead of the Montserrado’s senatorial and representative by-elections, the National Elections Commission has denied the allegations.
The campaign team of senatorial candidate Abraham Darius Dillon last week halted a major campaign rally earlier planned to take place on Friday, July 5.
Though endorsed as senatorial and representative candidates by the Unity Party, the Liberty Party, the Alternative National Congress, and the All Liberian Party, it appears that candidates Abraham Darius Dillion and Telia Urey are left alone to woo voters and canvass for opposition victory in vote-rich Montserrado, which seems unfair.
On Sunday, June 9, members of the Council of Patriots, organizers of the Save the State protest, gathered at the headquarters of the All Liberian Party in Old Road to read their petition to the government. Read the full text.
Given the country’s history with past protests, especially the infamous Rice Riot of April 14, 1979, there is growing anxiety among citizens that the June 7 event could have a negative outcome.
Organizers of the planned June 7 protest were unable to meet with the Liberian Senate for a scheduled meeting yesterday because the Senate failed to agree to the protest leaders’ demand to open the meeting to the media.
A group of citizens has filed a petition to the Supreme Court of Liberia to compel Justice Minister Musa Dean to grant a permit to allow for the planned June 7 protest to take place.
Less than two weeks to the planned June 7 protest in Monrovia, prominent lawyer Arthur Johnson has announced plans to petition the Supreme Court to prevent organizers from going ahead with the protest.