Unity Party has announced that it reinstated six out of eight senators whose membership were suspended from the party for failing to adhere to the party’s position in the impeachment proceedings against former Supreme Court associate justice Kabineh Ja’neh.
The Monrovia City Court has released 13 of the 21 riot suspects from the Monrovia Central Prison following a protest at the Temple of Justice and a challenge from defense lawyers.
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Liberian government released a statement criticizing the organizers of the June 7 protest for their unwillingness to present their petition to the government; however, the protesters say the government reneged on its agreement to have an elected senior government official receive its petition.
Amid growing anxiety among citizens that the June 7 protest could have a negative outcome, the political leader of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander Cummings, has asked participants to remain peaceful and avoid provocations.
Three months after the passing of Montserrado’s Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff, the Senate has lost another member, Senator Edward Dagoseh of Grand Cape Mount.
The National Elections Commission has released the provisional listing of candidates contesting in the Montserrado representative and senatorial by-elections.
After initially expressing interest in meeting with the June 7 protestors, President George Weah has now followed up and invited the organizers to a meeting at his office.
The head of the Grand Bassa chapter of the Christian Association of the Blind, Robert Kpadoe, is calling for a reduction in the number of political parties participating in elections.