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NEC condemns campaign-related violence in Liberia

Mulbah Kessellie
NEC Chairman, Mr. Jerome Korkoyah
NEC Chairman, Mr. Jerome Korkoyah

( 30, 2014)-The National Elections Commission (NEC) has condemned reported acts of campaign-related violence in Liberia.

NEC is attributing the campaign-related violence to supporters of some candidates contesting the 2014 Special Senatorial Election.

The Commission, in a statement, terms such reported acts of campaign violence as “disturbing and unacceptable.”

It warns that political parties and candidates would be held accountable for their own actions and those of their supporters.

The Commission says: “We would not hesitate to utilize our power under the laws of Liberia to revoke the candidacy of any individual caught violating the laws governing the electoral process.”

Meanwhile, the Liberian Government has given its support to NEC in the Commission’s stance against campaign-related violence in the country.

At the same time, the Government is warning Liberians not to forget about the Ebola preventive measures set up by the Health Ministry.

Deputy Information Minister, Isaac Jackson, threatened court action against male Ebola survivors having intercourse with their spouses before the end of the 90-day grace period.

Minister Jackson gave the warning Friday, November 28, 2014 at the Information Ministry’s regular news briefing on the Ebola virus up-date in Monrovia.


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