-As NEC Declares 2nd Round Campaign Opened Montserrado County Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change is going head on with Vice President Joseph Boakai of the ruling Unity Party in the Presidential round off vote. Final official results from Liberia’s presidential election put former football star George Weah ahead with 38.4 percent of the vote, almost 10 percentage points ahead of his closest rival. His rival Vice President Joseph Boakai, got 28.8 percent, in a run-off next month.
The All Liberian Party (ALP) is demanding a re-run of the October 10 elections under the leadership of a new National Elections Commission (NEC), whose Chairman and Board Members will be more competent and impartial. ALP in a statement signed by it National Chairman Secretary General David Kiamu and National Chairman Theodore Momo, Jr. said “We are drawn to this determination by virtually the same inclination of other political parties who have suffered afflictions, as the All Liberian Party.”
The National Elections Commission of Liberia (NEC) says it has nullified almost 85,000 votes during counting of ballot papers during the just ended elections. The nullification is due to wrong marking of preferred candidates on the ballot papers by electorates during voting. If NEC’s claim is correct, this very alarming almost 85,000 is a combined votes of two small counties in the Southeast of Liberia.
Ahead of the a potential second round of polls in the Presidential elections between the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the governing Unity Party, the UP has embarked on a massive reconciliation discussions with several disenchanted UP supporters including Margibi strongman, Representative Ben Fofana.
By Associated Press A woman drowned her infant son and his 5-year-old half-brother in a bathtub hours after she called police and told them she was worried about being deported, a Delaware police chief said Tuesday. Kula Pelima, a native of Liberia who has lived in the U.S. for two decades, called 911 about 3:45 a.m. Monday, fearing that her visa had lapsed, Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy said at a news conference.
MONROVIA (Reuters) – George Weah has been here before: on the goal line of the Liberian presidency, one run-off vote from victory. Unlike in 2005, however, his support is much wider and many expect him at last to succeed. The 1995 European soccer player of the year won 39 percent of votes in first round presidential polls last week, with 95 percent of votes counted. The final result is due on Wednesday.
A former US sniper instructor, nicknamed “Rambo” and currently serving 20 years in prison, has been accused of being part of an even bigger conspiracy.
PHILADELPHIA — A Liberian accused of committing gruesome war crimes when he was a rebel commander called Jungle Jabbah was convicted Wednesday of lying about his past so he could enter the U.S. Several people from the West African nation went to Philadelphia to speak of their encounters with Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, leading to his conviction on charges of fraud and perjury for lying on immigration forms and to U.S. officials.
Ethiopian Airlines strategic partner, ASKY Airlines, has finalized preparations to resume services to and from the West African cities of Monrovia, Freetown and Banjul effective 01st of November.
The Press Union of Liberia has called on authorities of the Liberia National Police to expeditiously investigate an arson attack on the home of Journalist Smith Toby last Wednesday. Toby’s home was attacked early Wednesday by unknown men on the highway leading to the Roberts International Airport.