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Pres. orders investigations in Saturday’s electoral violence

Varflay Kamara/Maximilian Kasseh,Jr.
President George Manneh Weah
President George Manneh Weah

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah has ordered the Justice Ministry to investigate Saturday’s electoral violence in District 15, Montserrado County.

Saturday’s violence between supporters of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the four collaborating political parties led to human casualty and the destruction of a vehicle belonging to Ms.Telia Urey.

According to an Executive Mansion release issued Sunday, August 18, 2019, President Weah has ordered Justice Minister Cll.Musa Dean and the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police (LNP), to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Liberian Leader wants the perpetrators arrested and dealt with under the law, irrespective of their political alliances.

The release quotes the Liberian Leader as stressing that the maintenance of peace is a high priority on the agenda of the Government of Liberia.

According to the President, the Government will spare no effort to ensure the protection of lives and properties.

Meanwhile, President Weah has urged candidates and political parties to dialogue through the National Elections Commission (NEC) Inter-Party Consultative Dialogue and stop using rhetoric that could lead to violence.

In the interim, the LNP is urging residents of District 15 to assist the police with information about the alleged perpetrators involved in the violence.
The LNP is also encouraging District 15 residents to provide videos and pectorals of the incident to arrest those responsible to face the full weight of the law.

According to a release issued, the LNP described Saturday’s violence as counter-productive to the peace and stability of the State.

The violence in District 15 happened barely one week after another one erupted between supporters of the CDC and opposition parties at the Headquarters of the National Elections Commission.


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