UN, ECOWAS Data Management Experts Arrive to Clean Voter Roll

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NEC headquarters in Monrovia

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has announced the arrival of the United Nations (UN) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission’s sponsored technical teams to help it (NEC) with the cleaning up of the voter roll (VR).

At the press conference held at the Commission’s headquarters yesterday, NEC chairperson, Davidetta Browne Lansanah said the technical support team came through the kind gesture of the United Nations Development Program’s office in Monrovia.

“They are here to support the technical team at our Commission in the collection, analyzing and cleaning of all data useful to the conduct of the December 8 Special Senatorial Election,” Lansanah said.

The coming in of the UN/ECOWAS support team for the cleaning up of the voter roll is predicated upon the call of the Supreme Court’s mandate that NEC should clean up the voter roll, hence it was noted as being responsible for the many lapses in 2017 that led to a series of litigations.

It can be recalled that recently, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), the main opposition political bloc, ran to the Supreme Court and filed a Writ of injunction on all electoral processes leading to the December 8 polls until NEC cleans up the voter roll and makes available the final register roll (FRR).

About the voter roll exhibition, NEC chairperson Lansanah said the process will begin today (October 28) and continues up to the 31 of the same month (October 2020).

“We call on all those who participated in the voter roll update and all others who have their voter registration cards taken in 2017 to visit the 2080 voting precincts to verify details associated with their names as registered.

“Make sure you look at your sex. This means making sure that you are either a male or female as you have given your information, your age and your photo,” she said.

The NEC boss said the exhibition will also give registered voters the right to make claims on or about the legitimacy of certain individuals who registered to vote but are not qualified either by age or nationality.

“Make sure you have all pieces of evidence beyond all reasonable doubts. Take your complaints to the Magistrate’s office nearby and prove your claims for or against anyone you have a particular concern about,” Lansanah admonished further.

Earlier on Tuesday (October 27, 2020), the technical support team from the Independent Elections Commission of Nigeria and the UNDP data consultant were introduced to members of registered political parties through an emergency meeting of the interactive dialogue forum, the interparty consultative committee (IPC).

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  • David S. Menjor is a Liberian journalist whose work, mainly in the print media has given so much meaning to the world of balanced and credible mass communication. David is married and interestingly he is also knowledgeable in the area of education since he has received some primary teacher training from the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). David, after leaving Radio Five, a broadcast media outlet, in 2016, he took on the challenge to venture into the print media affairs with the Dailly Observer Newspaper. Since then he has created his own enviable space. He is a student at the University of Liberia.

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David S. Menjor is a Liberian journalist whose work, mainly in the print media has given so much meaning to the world of balanced and credible mass communication. David is married and interestingly he is also knowledgeable in the area of education since he has received some primary teacher training from the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). David, after leaving Radio Five, a broadcast media outlet, in 2016, he took on the challenge to venture into the print media affairs with the Dailly Observer Newspaper. Since then he has created his own enviable space. He is a student at the University of Liberia.

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  1. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ! And so the question is asked by supporters of the regime that how did Senator Dillon managed to win the senate seat without the voter roll being cleaned up by the Election Commissioners as demanded by the oppositions for the December 8 Senatorial elections ? Their argument is that the voter roll was not cleaned then, so what’s the big deal about cleaning up the roll now .
    Well, from the article, the election Commission lacks the expertise to clean up the roll . And being embarrassed to say so that the Commission does not know how, they rather say nothing , just to allow the silly narrative that Senator Dillon won the past election, no need to clean up the voter roll. But here comes the team of UN and ECOWAS to teach them how it is done . Perhaps the Nigerian and Ghanaian are part of the ECOWAS experts to teach citizens of a country 173 years on how to clean up its voter roll. Now you know why the roll was not cleaned during the last senatorial by-elections. The Liberian big mouth so-called experts just do not know how . Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ! Enough of the silly questions to create a political narrative about how did Senator Dillon managed to win the Senate seat without the roll voter being cleaned ? Now your actual know that no one in the Commission could do the job without outside help. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ! What A 173 Years Old Lacking Knowledge In Every Thing ? What A 173 Years Old Country ? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ! That the book they don’t want to eat . Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ! Even George refused to eat the book to play football. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha . James Davis calling a spade a spade.

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