…Joins Liberty Party’s Suit
The political leader of the Vision for Liberia Transformation (VOLT), Dr. Jeremiah Whapoe has joined the legal battle instituted by Liberty Party against the National Elections Commission (NEC) because according to him, he was also cheated during the October 10 polls.
The Supreme Court recently granted Liberty Party’s petition to place a prohibition on the conduct of the runoff election until the party’s case is heard by NEC.
LP alleged that the October 10 elections were characterized by fraud and gross irregularities.
Dr. Whapoe told The NEWS that ballots marked in his favor were among those allegedly buried in Grand Gedeh County.
He said votes counted for him in Grand Gedeh were misleading because “those were one of the places “we really campaigned and helped farmers.”
Whapoe disclosed that the elections were not fair, indicating that the number of invalid votes shows that NEC didn’t provide education for voters.
He also alleged that the number of registered voters at polling places to some centers increased instead of decreasing.
In a prior statement at LP’s Headquarters, Whapoe noted that his quest to join the LP and its collaborating parties is in fulfillment of the Farmington Declaration where all presidential candidates signed the agreement to maintain the peace.
The VOLT political leader also indicated that it was necessary to join the legal battle if a bench mark for future elections must be set.