After a violent elections-related episode in Montserrado’s 15th district, the Liberia National Police has released a statement that it is investigating the issue.
Associate Justice Kabina Ja’neh was impeached by the House of Representatives in August 2018. He was convicted and removed from office by the Senate on March 29, 2019. He faced four counts in the bill of impeachment; however, he was found guilty on one count: the Road Fund.
Following final official tally of votes in the senatorial by-election in Montserado, the National Elections Commission on Friday, August 2, declared Abraham Darius Dillon of the opposition Liberty Party winner of the July 29 senatorial elections in Montserrado.
Yesterday, a planned protest organized by the Council of Patriots seemed to go astray amid a gathering of a small group of protesters near Capitol Hill without the presence of their leaders. The day’s events later got complicated, as rioting sprouted on Tubman Boulevard, causing major traffic.
The National Elections Commission has released preliminary results for Montserrado’s senatorial and representative by-elections, with Liberty Party’s Darius Dillon leading in the senatorial race and the Coalition for Democratic Change’s Abu Kamara ahead in the race for the county’s 15th district seat.
Ahead of the National Elections Commission’s official pronouncements of the results from Montserrado’s joint legislative by-election, both President George Weah’s Coalition for Democratic Change and the four opposition collaborating political parties- Liberty Party, unity Party, All Liberia Party and Alternative National Congress are claiming victory in the elections.
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.