..As Campaign Activities halted

Justice in Chamber, Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Youh has issued a temporary stay order on the processes leading to the December 8 Special Senatorial Elections.

In a press statement issued Saturday October 10, the National Election Commission Chairperson Davidetta Brown-Lassanah indicated that the Commission cannot go ahead to publish the names of candidates for the December 8 elections due to the mandate of the High Court.

Additionally, the NEC boss noted that the Commission cannot declare campaign open until the matter before the court is addressed.

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.

Earlier, the Court declined to issue a Stay-order on the Electoral processes as prayed for by the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP).

The petitioner Mr. Jackollie had gone through almost all the processes to be certified by the NEC but fell ill and could not go to 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, and he was subsequently denied to be a candidate in the impending Special Senatorial Election. The NEC has therefore been cited to a conference with the Justice in Chambers next Wednesday at 9:00am.

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