Unimpeachable sources have hinted the WOMEN VOICES that Mulbah S. Jackollie, a formidable senatorial candidate in Margibi County, has threatened to terminate his senatorial bid in the December 8, 2020, Special Senatorial Elections.

According to sources, after a very tough legal battle between the National Elections Commission (NEC), and the Margibi County senatorial aspirant who, many believe, poses incredible challenge to the election of his rivals, some of who have had years of experience in the legislature, he has received threats to his life, and that his family and supporters are considering termination of his election bill.

It may be recalled that on October 9, 2020, the Justice in Chamber of the Supreme Court placed Temporary Stay Order on the preparation and publication of senatorial listing until a petition for the Writ of Mandamus filed by the lawyers of Mr. Jackollie  led by constitutional lawyer, Cllr. Jallah A. Barbu, was determined.

After argument by the lawyers pursuant to a notice of assignment issued by the Supreme Court, Chamber Justice Yuoh ruled on December 22 that confirming the alternative writ she had earlier issued and granting the alternative writ of mandamus.

 The ruling emphatically noted that  “The Stay Order”imposed on the publication of the respondent’s contestants’ roll remains in full force pending a final determination of this case.

Justice Yuoh then ordered the NEC to conduct a hearing into Mr. Jackollie’s complaint and make a determination thereon .

“It is clear that a decision  against Mr. Jackollie by the NEC will result to an appeal by his legal team to the Full Bench of the Supreme Court that again will delay the publication of the candidates listing and by extension,   the commencement of campaign,” a source closed to aspirant Jackoliie said.

According to the source, “apparently this possibility have caused the several alleged threats against Mr. Jackolie and his legal team. The legal team comprises Attorneys Sylvester Lormie, Stephen Kai, and Cllr/Dr. Jallah Barbu as they explained to the candidate nomination committee at a hearing in the James Fromoyan Conference Hall at the NEC Yesterday.

In a submission made by Atty. Kai to the Committee, Comprising Atty. Cephas Tewia of NEC’s Legal Department, Mr. Joseph Yarsiah and Mr. Joseph B. Wesseh, NEC’s Political Officer, the legal team explained the inability of Mr. Jackollie to be present at the investigation due to the threat and fear of bodily harm, and that they have filed a formal complaint with the Liberia national Police, requesting the investigation to postpone the hearing to the following day with the hope that the police will provide them some answers.

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