NEC Submit to Pressure? – Media Certification Committee To Set Date For Samukai’s, Others Certification

by Staff Writer

Monrovia – Following series of protestation and calls by citizens of Lofa County to have their Senator-elect J. Brownie Samukai certificated, the Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has ordered its Certification Committee, under the Political Affairs Section, to officially arrange and workout all modalities for the certification of the winners of the December 8,2020 Special Senatorial Elections in Lofa and Maryland Counties respectively.

The Board of Commissioners of NEC reached the decision on March 2. 2021 following the reading of the mandate of the Supreme Court of Liberia.

The mandate of the Supreme Court among other things confirmed the ruling of the Board of Commissioners declaring Hon. J. Browne Samukai as winner of the December 8, 2020 Special Senatorial Elections in Lofa County.

The high Court’s mandate signed by its Clerk Sam Momolu also instructed the Elections Commission to resume jurisdiction of the Lofa County appeal case of elections irregularities.

The case grew out of the action of elections irregularities filed by Ahmed and James as first complainants and Kesselly and Peter as Second Complainants all of Lofa County. In response, the High Court said they had no standings to challenge the results as they were not Political Parties and Candidates.

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