- Search Results
NEC Meets Independent Aspirants Of Suspended Senatorial Poll
Date Uploaded: Oct 01, 2014

National Elections Commission (NEC) Meets With Independent Aspirants





NEC Meets Independent Aspirants Of Suspended Senatorial Poll

MONROVIA, October 1 (LINA) - The National Elections Commission (NEC) Wednesday held a meeting with independent aspirants whose names appeared on the provisional list of candidates for the 2014 Special Senatorial Election.

The meeting was intended to brief the independent aspirants on the current state of the 2014 Special Senatorial Election.

During the meeting, NEC chairman Cllr. Jerome George Korkoya informed the aspirants that the Commission has written the President of Liberia and the Houses of Senate and Representatives recommending the postponement of the Special Senatorial Election.

The Special Senatorial Election is scheduled for October 14, 2014, but Chairman Korkoya says under the current circumstances, the commission cannot conduct a free, fair transparent and credible election, a NEC release said.

Chairman Korkoya said the Commission has been holding a series of consultations with authorities at the Legislature and there is a likelihood of conducting the Election any time before January 2015, in order to meet the constitutional date for the seating of senators to be elected.

Chairman Korkoya, however, said a decision on the postponement of the election is required to be made this week because the Elections Law of Liberia mandates the Commission to publish the list of all polling centers in the country 10 days prior to the conduct of any election.

He said following a pronouncement on the postponement of the election, the Commission will in consultation with stakeholders proceed with the process of setting up new dates for campaigning and other elections-related activities.


latest headlines
U.S. Embassy Official Nudges Graduates To Believe In Self
he Economics Officer at the US Embassy here, Lilieth Whyte, has told graduates of the ‘Be The Change Academy’ Entrepreneurship Training and J ...more
Cadet Collins Departs for US West Point Military Academy
A young Liberian, Cadet Scott Amos Collins, has departed Liberia for the prestigious West Point Military Academy in the United States of America. ...more
‘Mental Disorder A Problem Globally, But Grave In Liberia’ - Macualey
The Chairman of the Liberia Chapter of the West African College of Physicians. Dr. Rose Jallah Macualey, says mental disorder is a global problem ...more
Defense Ministry Differs With Brumskine Over ‘Zogos’ Recruitment
The Defense Ministry says its attention has been drawn to the Thursday, June 22, edition of the New Democrat Newspaper under the banner headline ...more
GoL, LADA Hold Awareness On Food Safety Standards, Law
The Government of Liberia (GOL) and the Liberia Agro-Business Development Activities (LADA) have held an event aimed at creating awareness among ...more
Liberia Turns Over ECOWAS Ambassadorial Post To Togo
Liberian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh, has turned over the Chairmanship of ECOWAS Permanent Representati ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency