The National Elections Commission (NEC) on Saturday, November 29, 2014 held an emergency meeting with heads of registered political parties and independent candidates contesting the 2014 Special Senatorial Election to inform them about a Supreme Court Stay Order on the 2014 Special Senatorial Election.
The Stay order which was issued by the Justice in Chamber of the Supreme Court, His Honor Philip A.Z. Banks, III.,on Friday, November 28, 2014, instructs the Commission to cease all activities in respect to the pending Special Senatorial Election until further notice.
The Order further mandates the Commission to inform all Senatorial candidates and political parties by all available communication facilities and avenues, including the airwaves, that the Senatorial election activities and campaigns are suspended pending the disposition of a petition for a Writ of Prohibition filed against the conduct of the election by some citizens, political parties and civil society organizations in Liberia.
Hearing into the Petition will take place at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Temple of Justice. During the meeting, the Political parties and candidates mandated the Commission to put into place all the legal mechanisms in support of the conduct ofthe Special Senatorial Election on December 16, 2014.