Ahead of the by-elections in Montserrado and Bong Counties, the plenary session of the 54th Legislature has summoned all Board commissioners at the National Elections Commission (NEC) to appear before its committee on Elections and Inauguration and report to plenary within one week.
The NEC’s Board of Commissioners summoned to provide clarity on the political dead National Code of Conduct (CoC).
In a letter addressed to Speaker Chambers by Margibi District#3, Representative Ellen A. Attoh, said her letter intended to avoid another election clamor that attended the October 2017 elections polls.
The letter also cited specifically National Code Conduct part-v: Political Participation 5.1 of the Code of Conduct, a portion she describes as contentious that has the predisposition to ignite electoral brawl.
Part v: for political participation forbids all officials appointed by the president from: engaging in political activities, canvassing or contesting for elected offices; use government facilities, equipment or resources in support of partisan or political activities; serve on a campaign team of any political party, or the campaign of any independence candidate”
“ As our nation gears up got upcoming senatorial by-elections NEC clothed with the authority of conducting elections, must properly articulate its position on the above mentioned matter, so as avoid conflict or legal wangling,” she said.
Writes Alex Yomah