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Speaker Tyler frowns at defeated candidates decision

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Speaker Alex Tyler
Speaker Alex Tyler

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Jan. 6, 2015)-The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, has frowned at the decision of some defeated senatorial candidates to seek redress at the Supreme Court.

Speaker Tyler said: “There are rules and procedures that anyone challenging an election result must follow such rules and procedures before going to the Supreme Court.”

The Speaker of the 53rd National Legislature was reacting to the recent Supreme Court’s order.

The court’s order prohibited the certification of three senators-elect, during the certification of the election winners by the National Elections Commission (NEC).

He called on the Supreme Court to only deal with constitutional and legal issues and leave political questions with the politicians.

Speaker Tyler wants the highest court play its part in nurturing Liberia’s fledgling democracy by ensuring that everyone follows the rules and procedures that guide Liberia’s electoral process.

NEC Chairman, Jerome Korkoya, said: “The Supreme Court’s mandate to withhold the certificates of the three Senators-elect came barely hours to the certification program.”

The Senators-elect include Unity Party’s Morris Saytumah and Cllr. Varney Sherman of Bomi County and Grand Cape Mount County, respectively and independent candidate, Jim Tornolah of Margibi County.

 


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