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For breach of election laws, NEC warns political parties

By Jonathan Ggigsby
NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya
NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia/Sept./23/2013)-The National Elections Commission (NEC) in Liberia has given one week ultimatum to registered political parties to publish statements of their assets and liabilities.

The Commission’s ultimatum also calls on the political partitas to submit detailed statements of their assets and liabilities to it.

“The publishing and submission of the detailed assets and liabilities of registered political parties is in keeping with Article 83 (d) of the Liberian Constitution.” NEC release said. 

The Commission took the decision Friday, September 20, 2013 following an appeal made by political parties at a meeting with NEC authorities in Monrovia.

During the meeting, NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya, accused political parties of violating Article 83 (d) of the Constitution by failing to meet up with THE September 1 timetable.

Chairman Korkoya said the commission will remain committed to implementing its mandate in line with the laws of Liberia and urged political parties to respect the grace period given them.

Responding, the Political parties have admitted to violating Article 83 (d) of the Liberian Constitution. Meanwhile, the political parties have been placed in five categories by Liberia Elections Management Body.

The categories include parties that submitted their assets and liabilities to the Commission on time but did not publish them on time, and those that submitted assets and liabilities on time but did not publish, among others. 

 


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