13 August 2014

Liberia: House Summons NEC Boss On October 2014 Special Election

The Plenary of the House of Representatives has unanimously voted to summon the Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) Cllr Jerome Korkoya to appear on Thursday, August 14, 2014; to explain reasons behind the NEC's suggestion to postpone the pending October Special Senatorial Election.

The House Plenary reached the decision Tuesday, August 12 during its 50th day sitting following a communication from President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf requesting an audience with Members of the Legislature in order to discuss the way forward on the due October elections.

Due to the National medical crisis, the President in her wisdom is advancing the extension of election date but wants consultation with the Legislative Branch of Government.

The Lawmakers receiving the communication argued that they will not commit themselves to said meeting without making an inquiry from the National Elections Commission to get an informed decision of the subject.

They maintained that based on the information from the NEC Boss, they will be in the know, to better discuss the issue of possible election extension with the President.

The decision to invite the NEC Boss was proffered in a motion by Hon. Clarence Massaquoi of District 3, Lofa County.

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