Wednesday 13 December 2017

Liberian newspapers zoom on hearing on alleged irregularities in October polls, others

Liberian newspapers zoom on hearing on alleged irregularities in October polls, others
(APA 11/14/17)

The hearing on alleged irregularities on the October 10 poll and a cleric opposing an interim government dominate the headlines of Liberian newspapers on Tuesday.

Img : Liberian newspapers zoom on hearing on alleged irregularities in October polls, others
The testimonies at the ongoing hearing on irregularities on the October 10 polls continued on Monday with two members of the ruling Unity Party pointing out more irregularities in the elections.

In his testimony, one of the Unity Party witnesses, Cole Bangalu, cited a case in Lofa County where the voters' roll of registered voters in one town (Makidu Town) was transferred to Sakadu Town and vice versa, something which, he said, created serious challenge for the people to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

The Inquirer and Daily Observer newspapers published this story as their front page banner headlines under the respective captions: "More UP Witnesses Admit To Irregularities...Several Others Expected To Take The Stand', and "NEC's Woes Continue...Joekai Accuses Commission Of Orchestrating Irregularities, Frauds.

The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia and head of the Liberia Council of Churches, has opposed the constitution of an interim government to steer the affairs of the country.

The Most Reverend Jonathan B.B. Hart said that some people were wishing for the creation of an interim government, but religious leaders do not want an interim government.

According to the Liberian Constitution, an interim government will be constituted if no president is elected to take over power from current President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on January 16, 2018.

The NEWS newspaper published this story as its front page banner headline under the title: Bishop Opposes Interim Gov't.

Other headlines include: Candidates Reject Recount Result...In Nimba District #8 (The NEWS); Kosovo Ex-Leader Sees Parallels...Between Liberian and Kosovan Women (The NEWS); Freeman (Leader of MPC Party) Wants Imam Council, CSOs Intervene In NEC-LP Legal Battle (Daily Observer).

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