- Search Results
NEC Threatens Politicians Doing Pre-Campaign Activities
Date Uploaded: Mar 02, 2017

Montserrado County Flag


NEC Threatens Politicians Doing Pre-Campaign Activities
By Calvin Brooks

MONROVIA, February 28 (LINA) - The National Elections Commission (NEC) has threatened to reject the nomination applications of political hopefuls engaged in pre-campaign activities and who fail to take down their promotional materials and statements within 72 hours.

The Commission views such as a violation of Chapter V. Section 5.2 (b) of the Campaign Regulations which forbids individuals with political ambition from publishing printed materials with pictures on billboards, placards, posters and banners that tend to promote their quest when campaign has not been declared open.

NEC Chairman Jerome G. Korkoya made the disclosure at a news conference held Monday at the Commission’s headquarters in the Monrovia suburb of Sinkor, during which he provided an update on the ongoing 2017 voter registration exercise.

Korkoya cited as examples, a billboard at the ELWA Market area with the picture of one Rufus Tull, and another at the intersection of Duport Road and the road leading into Zubah Town in Paynesville with a promotional message and the picture of one Kanio Bai Gbala.

“We call on these individuals and all others who we may not be able to name to take down those billboards within 72 hours,” he said, adding that the commission will reject their nomination applications if they fail to adhere to this warning.

Meanwhile, Korkoya has also vowed to refer all reports about voters trucking to the Ministry of Justice for action.

He noted that the commission has received a petition from some residents of Electoral District #14 in Montserrado County in which they accused one Abraham Vamuyan Conneh of trucking people into the district to register.

Korkoya said: “Because trucking is a criminal offense and we do not have prosecutorial powers over crimes, all such reports will be referred to the Ministry of Justice for action.”

latest headlines
‘Poverty Rate Still High In Africa,’ Says WB Lead Economist
World Bank Lead Economist and the author of the Africa’s Pulse Report, Punam Chuhan-Pole, has observed that with poverty rates still high in th ...more
African Media Group Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Journalist
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) says it has received with shock reports that Famous Giobaro, a desk editor with the state-owned Glory ...more
LNP Assures Female Contestants Of Full Protection
Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has assured women vying in the October elections of full police protection during their campaign process ...more
WFP Official Urges Joint Efforts For ‘Zero Hunger’ Goal In Liberia
The World Food Program (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng, has called for collaborative efforts by Liberians to ach ...more
Apostle Suleman Coming To Liberia Again
The President and Founder of the Nigeria-based Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) international is due in the country for a two-day crusade beginning Ma ...more
Police Chief Nudges Youth To Embrace Peace
Police Inspector-General Gregory Coleman has called on Liberian youths to do away with violence and embrace positive thoughts and actions for the ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency