December 8, 2023

National Election Commission PRESS STATEMENT

 The National Elections Commission (NEC), has successfully ended the first in a series of Electoral District Dialogues in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, appealing to all Candidates, to make use of the law to address any disagreement that may arise from the 16 November 2021 Representative By-elections in Bong, Bomi, Grand Gedeh, and Nimba counties.

The Tubmanburg Dialogue, under the theme, “Enhancing Transparency in the Electoral Process”, seeks amongst other things, to ensure that Candidates and their supporters conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after the by-elections and to create a platform where the Commission and Candidates can interact with a mutual spirit of partnership.

NEC-Liberia Chairperson, Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah, speaking Saturday, November 6, 2021 in Tubmanburg, said candidates and their supporters, and registered voters of Bomi County to ensure that the 2021 Representative By-election is conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner.

The NEC Boss indicated to the electoral stakeholders, saying, “there is a solution for everything that happens in elections which can be found in the law”. She said the dialogue seeks also to bring the Commission nearer to the public to discuss a process that will be conducted as smooth as possible.

According to a NEC-Liberia statement issued on Sunday, 7 November 2021, nearly 45 participants including members of the Board of Commissioners, (BOC), and Senior Technicians of the Commission, Candidates in the pending By-election, members of Civil Society groups, including the media, teachers and women attended the electoral district dialogue held in Tubmanburg, Bomi county and also discussed peaceful elections, electoral dispute resolution mechanisms and inclusiveness.

The NEC statement indicated that the second in the series of electoral district dialogues is slated for Gbarnga, Bong County on Tuesday, 9 November 2021. The NEC statement concluded by saying that the third in the series of district dialogues will take place on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 in Ganta, Nimba county and that the final of the district dialogues will be conducted in Zwedeh, Grand Gedeh county on Saturday, 13 November 2021.

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