Liberia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a halt to preparations for the runoff elections between former footballer George Weah and Joseph Bokai, the present Vice President of the country amid allegations of fraud in the first round.
The allegations were raised in a complaint by one of the losing parties to the National Elections Commission (NEC) after the first round of the elections.
In the first round, Weah won 38% of the vote, Boakai 29%, and Charles Brumskine of the Liberty party, the party that lodged the complaint, won 10%.
According to the Liberty party, there had been late opening of polls and lack of queue control as well as outright fraud.
Consequent of the allegations, the Supreme Court has issued a temporary injunction to delay the runoff while it looks into the allegations.
Officials of the national elections commission (NEC) were ordered to appear at the court on Thursday morning to respond to the complaint.