February 22, 2024

PRESS RELEASE: NEC ruling in Liberty Party case

 The Board of Commissioners (BOC), of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Wednesday dismissed the motion for Summary Proceeding as prayed for by the petitioners, Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence and al in the Interparty conflict within the Liberty Party, LP, involving Mr. Musa Bility.

However, lawyers representing Senator Karnga-Lawrence, led by Cllr. Augustine Fayaih accepted the ruling and announced an appeal to the Honorable Supreme Court of Liberia.

The BOC, on Wednesday, 2 March 2022 ordered the Hearing Officers to resumed jurisdiction in the Liberty Party’s interparty conflict between the respondents Musa Bility and petitioners Senator Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence all of the Liberty Party.

The BOC in its ruling, read by the Clarke, Fofee Sheriff said the Hearing Officers, Cllr. Muana Ville and Atty. Annie Broderick of the Administrative Court, did not err when they ruled that Mr. Musa Bility had standing in the matter. The Board at the same time agreed that the Hearing Officers did not err when they ruled that they had no jurisdiction in the matter.

The case, grew out of the action, interparty Conflict between Mr. Musa Bility and al versus Hon. Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence all of the Liberty Party of the city of Monrovia. Cllr. Powo Hilton represented the respondents, Musa Bility and al.

Accordingly, NEC Chairperson, Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah and Commissioner Ernestine Morgan Awar did not hear the case and therefore did not signed the ruling of the Board.

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