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The Director of the Regional Watch for Human Rights, Thompson Ade-Bayor
The Director of the Regional Watch for Human Rights, Thompson Ade-Bayor

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Director of the Regional Watch for Human Rights, Thompson Ade-Bayor has threatened to hold Liberia’s ruling Unity Party, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the Liberty Party for crime against humanity.

“The caution goes to warn these leading political parties to sustain peace and desist from hate messages before and after the October 10, 2017 elections or else Regional Watch for Human Rights is ready to hold violators for crime against humanity in accordance with their roles”.

The Solicitor and Advocate warned the political leaders to conduct themselves against pre-electoral and pose-electoral violence. He said this while addressing a press conference Monday, October 2, 2017 at his Sinkor Office in Monrovia.

“Based on recent records of campaign violence among the three political institutions in parts of the country including message of character assignation, should inform these political leaders and parties to stand ready to take responsibility if they fail to ensure peace during the electioneering period”. Ade-Baryor pointed out.

Ade-Baryor appealed to the Liberian electorates to vote former war lords out of government to stop their continue abuse and denial of Justice to the ordinary Liberians.

The Regional Watch for Human Rights Director, called on the Liberian National Elections Commission (NEC) for the immediate withdrawal of the huge number of nine per cent excess ballot papers.

The Commission said the essence of the access papers in preparedness against the anticipation of spoil ballots papers based on Liberia’s rainy terrain in which the papers would be handled and distributed. 

According to Ade-Baryor, the NEC, against the opposition political parties’ calls to ensure free, fair and transparent elections need  to act appropriately in ratifying the printed excess papers and consider the withdrawal that it may not stair confusion.

A total of more than 3 million ballot papers have been printed for about 5,090 polling stations under the given condition in which about 2.1 million Liberians are expected to vote in the forthcoming October 10, 2017 Presidential and Legislative elections.


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