Civil Society Community Predicts More Elections Violations If NEC Fails To Do the Needful By: Julius Konton

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The Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform of Liberia predicts   more elections violence once  the National Election Commission fails to conduct an independent  investigation and to as well hold violators of electoral/campaign violence accountable on the basis of its electoral guidelines and the Farmington River Declaration,

“The worst is yet to come, There has to be punishment or penalty for those in violations”, the Secretary General of the Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform Adama Dempster  re-emphasized.

Despite the NEC’s alleged failure to do the needful, Mr. Dempster stated that they are currently monitoring and documenting the various account of the elections, respect for electoral guidelines and the Farmington River Declaration signed by all sides is fundamental.

He said Human rights in elections applied to all sides as such no one party or candidate has more rights than the other.

Speaking further he indicated that when people or institutions signed and agreed to a policy or protocol/guidelines and they are found violating those very agreements, they should be punish regardless of ruling party or oppositions or independent candidates.

Condemning all forms of electoral violence, the  human rights community, civil society, religious community, citizens, the Liberian people, regional and the international community all seek peaceful election for the betterment of the Country.

 The Human Rights Community latest statement comes following the recent clash between the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change and the opposition Unity Party which led to the injuring of several others.

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