Supreme Court Places Stay Order On Custom Brokers Election

Justice in Chamber, Joseph Nagbe

The Supreme Court of Liberia, under the gavel of Justice in Chamber Joseph Nagbe, has placed a halt to all preparations leading to the conduct of the National Custom Brokers Association of Liberia election, due to take place on March 27, 2021.

   The court noted that the order remains in force until all parties in the association’s election tussle, including the concerned membership group and the acting president and his officials, meet to discuss the way forward.

   The Supreme Court order comes in response to a petition filed by the concerned group for prohibition.

   The National Custom Brokers Association of Liberia’s concerned membership group in their petition called for the process to be halted on ground that the current leadership, led by the acting President, James Hinneh, lacks the legal authority to conduct election. They called for the setting up of an interim administration that will conduct an audit and prepare the way for the holding of a free, fair and transparent election.

   The stay order, issued under the signature of Clerk of Court, Attorney Sam Mamulu, also cited all parties to a conference to find a way out of the situation.

   Meanwhile, the acting administration, led by James Hinneh, and the concerned group, led by Joseph Kparkar, have both welcomed the decision of the court and promised to comply fully.

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