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Observing The Rules Of Engagement
Thursday 27th October 2011

On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, the National Elections Commission or NEC released the final results of the just ended October 11 General and Presidential Elections in Liberia.

In so doing, the NEC noted that there was no absolute winner, further declaring the Unity Party and Congress for Democratic Change as the two parties scheduled for the November 8 runoff presidential elections.

During the official announcement in Monrovia, the Commission disclosed 53 complaints, among which were in allegations of fraud by the CDC against the NEC.

Every well-meaning Liberian listening to the CDC’s news conference immediately following the hearings at NEC would harbor the belief that the party’s warning to the Commission may have been in line with an early premeditated plan, resulting from a meeting held on Saturday, October 15 at the Stephen Tolbert Estate in Gardnersville by leaders of nine political parties, including George Manneh Weah of the CDC among others to boycott the run-off.

Despite all of the praises and warm sentimental platitudes with which the international community, including the United States of America continues to shower on Liberia as a result of the orderly, peaceful, fair and transparent atmosphere Liberian voters conducted themselves during the polls, the path on which officials of the CDC continue to thrive may expose our country to ridicule.

It is an open fact that the CDC may have genuine concerns, but their route to justice may just be too muddy.

The New Dawn
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