The Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission of Liberia (NEC) has released the 2022 Lofa County by-election final listing of candidates
The listing includes Cyrus TarnueKollie Momo, Independent Candidate, Mariamu Beyan Fofana, Independent Candidate, Joseph Kpator Jallah, Independent, Galakpai W. Kortimai, Unity Party (UP) Sumo G. Kupee, People’s Unification Party (PUP), and George Beyan Somah, Independent Candidate.
The chairperson of the Commission Mrs. Davidetta Brown Lansannah yesterday, June 14, 2022, also announced the arrival of 254,100 ballot papers in the country for the conduct of the Lofa by-election.
It can be recalled, NEC on Friday, May 6, 2022, in a news conference at its national headquarters on 9th street in Monrovia announced that the scheduled May 10, 2022, Lofa County Senatorial by-election will not be held as expected due to ongoing legal issues between the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), Unity Party (UP) and the All Liberian Party (ALP).
The decision came after NEC Hearing Office claimed that he lacks jurisdiction to render any judgment in the matter due to the constitutional questions and concerns raised.
However, the Supreme Court of Liberia has made a decision on the matter, giving the UP green light to field candidates in the impending by-election
As it is, the NEC is awaiting a mandate from the Legislature to schedule a new date for the conduct of the election.
Reported by: Stephen bG. Fellajuah