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.
The Economic Community of West African States, the African Union, and the United Nations Mission in Liberia have expressed deep concern over the timeline for the country’s democratic transition, amid the current political situation.
Charles Walker Brumskine, the standard bearer of the opposition Liberty Party, says he is not comfortable with the current configuration of commissioners at the National Elections Commission and wants them to recuse themselves from investigating his party’s alleged claims of elections fraud.
The Supreme Court has finally ruled on a request for a writ of prohibition filed by Liberty Party, ordering the National Elections Commission to hold off on holding a runoff election until fraud claims brought by the party are investigated.
Visuals from the grounds of the Temple of Justice, when Liberty Party argued before the Supreme Court to prevent the National Elections Commission from proceeding with the presidential runoff election slated for November 7.
The Supreme Court of Liberia has reserved ruling into the Liberty Party’s petition seeking to prevent the National Elections Commission from proceeding with the presidential runoff election slated for November 7.
Darryl Ambrose Nmah, the official spokesperson for the Supreme Court, has clarified that the stay order issued to halt the presidential runoff election slated for November 7 was in fact issued by Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, not the full bench.
The National Elections Commission has announced an immediate suspension of all activities in preparation for the runoff presidential elections.