Skip to main content

Electoral Fraud Case: Supreme Court Gives Final Ruling on Dec. 7

Charles Brumskine, Liberia
The Supreme Court has heard arguments on the Liberty Party (LP) and the Unity Party’s (UP) Bill of Exception, which calls for the reversion of the final ruling of the National Elections Commission (NEC) on the October 10th 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections.

Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine and Oswald Tweh of the Liberty Party told the Court that NEC made reversible errors by not disclosing the Final Registration Roll (FRR) to the polling places as the law provides.
Cllr. Tweh further said the elections body had intent of defrauding and holding illegal elections, requesting that the Oct 10th, 2017 elections be annulled and the FRR be cleaned-up.
The LP standard bearer and lead counselor, Mr. Brumskine, argued that the entire election was corrupt and the results should not stand.
“NEC couldn’t deny any of our claims and evidence because if they knew they weren’t true, they were going to bring in polling officers from those places we named.”
“The corruption of the election is sickening and it makes you want to cry. The NEC Commissioners are either croaky, incompetent, or they don’t know the law,” the learned Cllr. argued.
In their arguments, the UP lawyers, Cllrs Lavela Supuwood and Benedict Sannoh, said though there was no complaint earlier filed against the NEC on failure of making public the FRR, it does not mean NEC followed the legal process.
Cllr. Sannoh said NEC disregarded Section 22.1 22.2 and 22.3 of the Election Laws but rather regarded 22.4 something he said was illegally done.
“Seven [political] parties were given individual flash drives containing the FRR. But we found out that many names were duplicated with the same numbers.”
“We want the FRR to be sanitized and every voter should have an ID number,” Cllr. Sannoh insisted.
Cllrs Musa Dean and Alexander Zoe, the lawyers representing the National Elections Commission, agreed that there were many challenges, but had taken steps to correct those challenges so that they won’t be experienced in the runoff. They argued that those challenges are not guaranteed for a rerun of the entire elections.
Cllr. Dean further argued that everyone, who voted was valid, including the chairman of the ruling Unity Party, Mr. Wilmot Paye, whose name wasn’t on the FRR, yet voted.
He confirmed that the numbers attached to voters were similar but with distinction on the age, sex and names.
He further stated that the entire case is politically motivated and is not in the interest of the country.
Responding in connection the admittance of challenges at NEC by its lawyers, Associate Justice Jamesetta Howard-Wolokolie termed the investigation following the issuance of prohibition as formal.
The Associate Justice added: “We need to have some training for NEC or else we will continue to have the same thing over and over here.”
Meanwhile, Chief Justice Francis Korkpor has placed final ruling into the case to next Thursday, December 7, 2017, adding that the Court has seven days to hear and rule on election cases. However, it is totally possible that the Court may also decide to hand down its opinion before next Thursday as it sees fit.

Source: FPA

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Former Liberian Artist Yung Muse Renounces Liberian Citizenship - Waving Nigerian Flag High On Social Media

It is unconfirmed if the SNG artist, Yung Muse has legally dropped his Liberian nationality, but one thing for sure, it is dropped off his social media page.  Yung Muse who is known for trying to sing and act like a Nigerian, is no longer waving his Liberian flag. On the artist Instagram page, he is waving the Nigerian flag high and there is no trace of his Liberian roots on his page.  It is very clear that he doesn't want to be identify as a Liberian. So be it. check out his Instagram page below. 




Africa's Mega Star Don Jazzy Gives Liberian Super Star Bucky Raw an Accolades on the Success of his New Album

The success of Bucky Raw's latest album 'Cs2' is taking over the internet.  The Trapco king Album gained the #1 spot on iTunes World Music chart.  One of Africa's biggest music producer, Don Jazzy has joined in on the celebration.  He gave Bucky Raw a shout out recently on his Instagram.  Congrats Bucky.  

Meet Alice Sumo, the midwife who has 1,000 babies named after her in Liberia

Alice Sumo is a respected nurse in Liberia where she has been a midwife for nearly three decades.  She was so loved and respected in Montserrado County that 1,000 babies have been named after her.
Alice, whose name means 'peace', has worked through the civil war and Ebola to do her job. She delivered her first baby at gun point at the side of the road.  In her three-decade career, she did not stop working even during the epidemic which claimed nearly 5,000 lives in Liberia in 2014 and 2015.  New mothers who Alice has cared for and supported through their pregnancy have called their daughters after her or if it's a boy, named him Alex. 
Alice now runs a maternal health center opened by Save the Children in her rural community. The children are a living testament to the impact Alice has had in Liberia.




ere's why Alice Sumo is making headlines:

WHO’S SHE?
Alice Sumo is a respected nurse in Liberia where she has been a midwife for nearly three decades.

THREE DECADES?
Yes.…