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Supreme Court Says It Is Unaware of Lawsuit against Nat’l Elections Commission…..

by Jonathan O. Grigsby, Sr

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Director of Communication at the Supreme Court of Liberia says he is unaware of any lawsuit filed by the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) against the National Elections Commission (NEC) to prevent the conduct of the voter registration exercise.

Attorney Ambruse Nmah told ELBC on Saturday, March 18, 2022, that he is unaware of such legal instrument in connection with the CPP lawsuit against NEC.

At the same time, NEC Communication Director, Henry Flomo, says he is also unaware of CPP’s lawsuit against the NEC, and further declined to comment.

On Saturday, March 18, 2022, it was reported that CPP filed a lawsuit against the Commission to prevent it from conducting voter registration in constituencies that have not been reapportioned to reflect population growth.

The CPP, in its application, argued that the NEC is in violation for attempting to conduct voter registration in the absence of demarcated electoral districts to reflect changes in the population of the Country.

It alleged that the conduct of Phase One of the nationwide Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise without considering the census results constitutes violation Article 80 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia.

Article 80(e) of the Constitution provides that immediately following a national census and before the next elections, NEC shall reapportion the constituencies in accordance with the new population figures.

Currently, Liberia’s population, according to the provisional results, stands at five-point-two-million.

In a related development, the Mission Director for USAID, Jim Wright, has described the October 10 General and Presidential Elections as critical test for Liberia’s democracy.

Mr. Wright said:” This is the first time, since the end of the civil war; the Country is independently leading an entire electoral circle from voter registration to actual voting.”

The USAID Mission Director made the remark over the weekend at the official launch of Independent Elections Observation Activity Project in Monrovia.

Mr. Wright said USAID is pleased to support Liberia’s electoral process through observation and capacity building.

He expressed confidence in the ability of the Election Coordinating Committee (ECC) to implement the one-point-four-billion US Dollar project accordingly.





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