Liberia: Representative Candidate Telia Urey under Siege


EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a developing story, it would be updated as more details come in.

Monrovia – Opposition candidate in the Montserrado County District 15 by-election Telia Urey is reportedly being held hostage in a building in Logan Town.

She was attacked by some unknown people believed to be supporters of her main contender, Abu Kamara of the ruling party.

A video circulating on Facebook shows her smashed vehicle escaping a mob and suddenly lost control and ran into a wall. FrontPageAfrica has not been able to confirm yet if there was a driver or passengers on the vehicle.

Ms. Urey is reportedly hiding in a building and there are reports of the mob threatening to burn down the building.

This is the second riot in the district since the announcement of the by-election in the area.

The Liberia National Police says it’s investigating the incident.

Last week, the National Election Commission announced a re-run of the elections at six polling places in the district after an election dispute hearing in which Urey claimed and proved electoral fraud.

The ruling CDC said the Elections Commission decision was influenced, hence, they’ll boycott the re-run.