Liberia: Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Youh Issues Temporary Stay Order on Dec. 8 Senatorial Elections Activities


MONROVIA – Justice in Chamber, Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Youh has issued a temporary stay order on the processes leading the December 8 special senatorial elections.

Associate Justice Youh’s over the weekend issued an Alternative Writ of Mandamus petitioned by the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP). The CPP was denied their first petition for a Writ of Mandamus by Associate Justice Youh.

In the first petition, the opposition group called on the Justice in Chambers to order the National Elections Commission (NEC) to clean up the 2017 voter roll and cancel the just-ended voter roll update.

However, the CPP filed an amended petition which corrected some legal issues identified in the first petition and also called for the by-elections for Montserrado County District 9 and Sinoe County District 2 to be held separately from the December 8 Senatorial Elections.

At the same time, Associate Justice Youh has order the NEC not to put a halt to all actions pertaining to the publishing of names candidates for the December 8 elections.

This decision was a result of another petition for a Writ of Mandamus filed by Mulbah S. Jackollie, an Aspirant of the December 8 elections who was reportedly denied candidature by the NEC.

FrontPageAfrica gathered that Mr. Jackollie had gone through almost all the processes to be certified by the NEC by fell ill and could not go the NEC headquarters in person to submit a passport size photo. He, therefore, sent his relatives with the passport size photo but they were refused.

The NEC has therefore been cited to a conference with the Justice in Chambers next Wednesday at 9:00am.