After Campaign Violence, President Weah Declares Tuesday By-Election-Day In Sinoe And Montserrado County
President George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Tuesday, November 20, 2018, as By-Elections Day, and is to be observed as a Public Holiday affecting Sinoe County and Montserrado County District # 13, respectively in the Republic.
The Proclamation calls on citizens and foreign residents within Sinoe County and Montserrado County District # 13 to respect, specifically, this Holiday, as such.
The Proclamation further directs and orders that all government offices, business houses, school facilities and market places in Sinoe County and District #13, Montserrado County be closed on that Day so as to allow residents exercise their democratic franchise from six O’clock ante meridian to six O’clock Post meridian.
The Proclamation says in order to ensure greater participation of the voters as well as the smooth conduct of the By-Election, affecting Sinoe County and Montserrado County District #13, the National Elections Commission (NEC), has scheduled Tuesday, November 20, 2018 as the By-Election Day.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Government of Liberia is desirous of ensuring an unhindered movement of eligible voters, granting unto them the opportunity to exercise their political franchise in Sinoe County and Montserrado County District # 13 respectively during the By-Elections.
Meanwhile Supporters of Unity Party’s Candidate Cornelia Kruah-Togba and Coalition for Democratic Change’s John Weah clashed on Saturday at the close of campaign rallies in the District.
The clashed follows wide spread speculation that two supporters of Madam Kruah Togba lost their lives during the campaign violence.
However an investigation conducted proof contrary as one of those believed to have died was at Kamara Clinic in Gardnersville alive.
“The appointment of Senator Joseph N. Nagbe to the Honorable Supreme Court Bench as Associate Justice, and the election of Montserrado County District # 13 Representative, Saah Joseph, as Senator of Montserrado County created two vacant seats in Sinoe County and Montserrado County-District #13 respectively which constitutionally requires By-Election to be held within three (3) months as provided for in Article 37 of the Liberian constitution,”