14 July 2014

Liberia: NEC Boss Appears Before Plenary On Precinct Center Reduction

The Chairman of the National Election Commission (NEC), Jerome Korkoryah is expected to appear before the Plenary of the House of Representatives Tuesday, 15 July to give explanation on the reduction of voter identification cards replacement precincts.

During its 44th day sitting last Thursday, 10 July, the House Plenary unanimously agreed to invite the NEC Chairman following a complaint raised by Hon. Thomas Fallah of District 5, Montserrado County.

Hon. Fallah informed his colleague that out of the ninety-nine (99) replacement precincts setup by NEC, only one precinct is allotted to his district and further alleged that similar situation is throughout the other electoral districts within the country.

"With interest, I would like to make specific reference to Montserrado County. What most worrisome to me about the report is that out of the ninety-nine (99) replacement Precincts setup by NEC for Liberia's Electoral Districts, only one (1) precinct is being allotted to District 5. My understanding is that this measure goes similarly for all other Electoral Districts within the Republic of Liberia". Rep. Fallah stated in his letter.

Hon. Thomas Fallah is the Representative of District 5, Montserrado County and also chairs the House Committee on Maritime.

After discussion on the concerns proffered by the Lawmaker, Plenary unanimously voted to invite the NEC Boss to appear tomorrow and provide further clarifications on the matter.

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