Liberia Elections Commission to announce final result on Friday
Anxious party agents and election monitors at a voting collation centre in Monrovia. liberia
Monrovia, Dec. 27, 2017 (AltAfrika)-The final result of the presidential election run- off in Liberia is expected on Friday, 29 of Dec. 2017. That’s according to some highly placed officials of the National Elections Commission, NEC of Liberia
They told Alternativeafrika that bearing any unforeseen circumstances, the final result should be out on Friday. “We are doing everything possible to get the final result out by Friday. That’s the target we’ve set ourselves and are resolve to make Liberian happy. Our gift for the new year
Vote counting and tally are ongoing while announcement of provisional reults from different centres will begin in few hours time.
Already state radio correspondents reported unofficial results overnight but authorities warned the two parties and the media to “stop making premature pronouncements
The Liberia Elections Observation Network, which had more than 1 000 observers stationed across the country, hailed a vote it said had passed calmly with better organisation than the first poll on October 10.
Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, who served as an electoral observer for the US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI), said a successful resolution to the process was of particular importance within the international community.
“This transition is critical and if we succeed, if Liberia succeeds, West Africa succeeded and Africa succeeded,” he said.
“There has been no major incident to report of a technical nature and the voting was peaceful,” noted electoral commission chief Francis Korkoya