Liberia Elections: MPC Takes NEC to Court



Source: African Elections

The opposition Movement for Progressive Change of Simeon Freeman has filed a petition for a writ of prohibition before the Supreme Court of Liberia against the qualification of several presidential candidates qualified by the National Elections Commission (NEC).

In a 17 court petition filed September 14, 2011, the MPC questioned the qualification of incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the governing Unity Party, Cllr. Winston Tubman of the Congress for Democratic Change, Charles Brumskine of the Liberty Party, Senator Prince Johnson of the National Union for Democratic Progress, Rev. Kennedy Sandy of the Liberia Transformation Party and Amb. Dew Mayson of the National Democratic Coalition.

This latest petition comes in the wake of a writ filed by Victory for Change Party Presidential Candidate, Marcus Roland Jones, seeking prohibition from the Supreme Court to stop 12 of the 16 candidates qualified by NEC from participating in next month elections.

Also at Supreme is the writ of prohibition filed by the Liberia National Union (LINU) and the National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL) for the result of the August 23, 2011 Constitutional Referendum to be annulled.

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