Grand Kru: Tension Erupts Over Delay of Elections results, Two Journalists Flogged

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By Bryan Dioh

Tension on Sunday afternoon erupted at the magisterial offices of the National Elections Commissioner (NEC) in Grand Kru County over delay the NEC local office to release the remaining results of the December 8 polls.

According to the report, angry supporters of independent candidates Alfred Toe Segbe, Nimely Barterkwa and Zoe Baway took to the streets of Barclayville and later besieged the local offices of NEC following rumours that the Elections Magistrate in Grand Kru attempted to turn the Elections results in favor of CDC Canadiate Peter Coleman.

NEC Chairperson Davidetta Brown Lassanah at a news conference on Sunday announced that stones were being thrown, as supporters of candidates have threatened to set ablaze the magisterial offices that have been locked with NEC staffs inside.

Madam Lassanah has therefore called on the Ministry of Justice and the Liberia National Police to send a response team to calm the situation.

The tension is said to be intensifying as there is a presence of limited Police officers in the County.

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Meanwhile, sources informed KMTV that two Journalist including Christopher Kumeh of Voice of Grand Kru and Emmanuel Koffa of Radio Anteehna are currently seeking treatment at the Grandkru Health Center after been allegedly flogged and equipment damaged while on duty at the protest scene.