-Following Election Violence In Mont. District #13
By Reuben Sei Waylaun
The House of Representatives has resolved to invite authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Liberia National Police (LNP) to appear before its joint committees on Elections, judiciary and National Security to explain precautionary measures instituted for the avoidance of election violence in electoral district #13, Montserrado County as experienced on Saturday November 17, 2018.
Nimba County electoral district seven Representative Roger S. W. Y. Domah
The house’s decision followed a communication from Nimba County electoral district seven Representative Roger Domah. In his communication, Representative Domah said the leadership of these oversight institutions must explain to the Liberian people measures to avoid the recurrence of election violence in the future.
“It is important to remind you all that we are sitting in an extraordinary session to address issues of national concerns and considering the security nature and the threats said action posed to our emerging democracy, the leadership of these oversight institutions must explain to the Liberian people measures to avoid the recurrence of election violence in the future.
“Hon Speaker, distinguished colleagues, as you may be aware, Saturday November 17, 2018 as part of final campaign activities within Montserrado County electoral district #13 for the by elections to fill a vacancy created as a result of electing Honorable Saah Joseph as Senator of Montserrado County, several candidates held rallies across the district,” Representative Domah.
According to him. It was widely reported that the campaign activities in district #13 resulted into violence thereby leaving several citizens critically wounded and major political actors from the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), the Liberty Party, Unity Party, Alternative National Congress (ANC) and other political institutions have respectively admitted to such incidence.
“In light of this, I request that authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Liberia National Police (LNP) be invited to appear before the full plenary of this august body to provide information on measures instituted to curb this situation thereby preventing future occurrences,” Rep Domah added.
Meanwhile, a motion was filed by Montserrado County electoral district eight Representative Moses Acarous Gray for those authorities to appear before the committees on elections, judiciary and National Security and report in two weeks.