By Socrates Symthe Saywon
Monrovia, Liberia- The Supreme Court of Liberia today heard legal arguments in the landmark case of election fraud brought by the Liberty Party along with four other political parties and schedules ruling for Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:00 am
Cllr Charles Brumskine, Presidential candidate of the Liberty Party filed the case if election fraud and widespread irregularities of the October 10th election and praying the Liberian Supreme Court orders a rerun and put a permanent stay on the run-offthat was scheduled for next Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Four other political parties; the ruling Unity Party, All Liberian People Party, Alternative National Congress and a smaller party joined the Liberty Party’s law suit against the National Election Commission-NEC.
The parties are complaining of the election being rigged and widespread irregulaties from across the country including ballot papers not containing serial numbers, broken sealed ballot boxes stuffed with premarked ballots, excess voters to a poling centers exceeding the registered voters at the centers and the excess given to the opposition party, Congress for Democratic Change-CDC of football icon George Weah and the ballot printing contract was awarded to the vendor that printed the ballots was not approved by the agency responsible to approve all government’s biddings.
The ruling Unity party has accused President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, its own immediate Standard Bearer of rigging the election for the opposition for the motive of making a “Puppet -President” she can control from behind the scene who will then strangulate and ultimately make her legacy worth remembering as well as creating a vacancy in the Liberian Senate by the election for her son Robert Sirleaf by the election of the football icon and would replace him in the Senate.
Scheduling the landmark ruling for Monday, effectively cancels the Tuesday run-off.