NEC Orders Rerun In Nimba D4 -Vows To Probe Alleged Election Frauds In Disputed Areas

MONROVIA: The National Elections Commission has instructed the Secretariat of the Commission to plan a re-run of the Presidential, Senatorial and Representative Elections at two polling places in Precinct Beo Lontuo in Electoral District #04 in Nimba County on Friday, 20 October 2023.

The NEC Chairperson, Madam Davidetta Brown-Lansana, said the National Elections Commission reported that following the close of the polls on 10 October 2023 at Precinct Beo Lontuo, some individuals made away with some of the ballot boxes and later destroyed the contents.

She made the disclosure yesterday, October 17, 2023 while addressing local and international journalists that converged at the James M. Fromayan Conference Hall at the NEC Headquarters to witness the announcement of the progressive results of the October 10, 2023 legislative and presidential elections.

The NEC Chair cataloged other series of cases NEC has been addressing. She also said at the Montserrado County Tally Center at the Samuel Kanyon Doc Sports Complex, the Magistrates of Upper and Lower Montserrado ordered the arrest of five polling staff for electoral malpractice, noting that a similar incident took place at the Grand Cape Mount Tally Center in Robertsport, where the Election Magistrate reported that three presiding officers were found to have been involved in electoral malpractices at the Weajue Public School Precinct with code 12035.

Madam Brown-Lansana mentioned investigation, which she said is on going on in the reported matters and further assured that findings will be disclosed to the public as soon as they are made available.

The NEC boss added that as NEC approaches the conclusion of the announcement of progressive results for the 10 October 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections, the Commission will ensure that all ballots will be accounted for.

She said: “As the NEC approaches the Conclusion of the announcement of progressive results, the Commission assures Liberians and all stakeholders that all ballots placed in ballot boxes during voting, which were counted at polling places on the day of voting, tallied at the magisterial tally centers across the country and transmitted to the NEC Data Center, and collated for the Presidential Senatorial and Representative Elections, will be announced.”

She reiterated the Commission’s commitments to the integrity of processing and announcing the votes of the Liberian people now and to the very end. She said the Commission will announce the final results of winners in the Presidential and Legislative Elections in the coming days.

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