The Senate has condemned the acts of violence meted against Associate Justice Joseph N. Nagbe and the National Elections Commission (NEC) by unknown individuals.
According to the Senate’s press release, the throwing of petrol bumps and other lethal objects in recent times at the home of Associate Justice Nagbe and the Compound of the NEC is an attack on the country’s democracy and it is totally unacceptable.
These attacks, the Senate described in its release as: “barbaric, evil, undemocratic, cowardly and unpatriotic,” attempts to intimidate the NEC and the Judiciary Branch of the Government to fairly dispose of cases originating and/or associated with the December 8, 2020, Senatorial Elections.
The Senate is therefore calling on the National Police to be more vigilant aimed at protecting the NEC, the three branches of government and every citizen and foreign nationals of Liberia uncompromisingly.
The Senate at the same time calls on politicians and political actors to exercise restraints and caution in their statements on matters that are before the courts and the NEC.
Meanwhile, the Senate says it wants an immediate security investigation into recent attacks pointing to electoral matters to bring the perpetrators to justice in the shortest possible time.
“The swift investigation and arrest of anyone involved in the barbaric attacks will serve as a deterrent to all criminal-minded individuals.” The release concludes.