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The Supreme Court of Liberia is expected to hear a Bill of Information from the National Elections Commission as well as Grand Cape Mount County Senator-elect, Cllr. Varney Sherman at 3pm today, a source has hinted.

Details contained within the Bill of Information filed by First Informant Cllr. Sherman and Second Informant NEC are not available to the NewDawn, but they are appearing today roughly over a week after Cllr. Sherman was declared winner of the senatorial election by the Commission over his contender Dr. Foday Kromah.

Cllr. Sherman is among several senatorial candidates whose certificates were withheld last month by the NEC based on a Supreme Court order that came based on protests filed by a number of defeated candidates from various counties.

Others were already certificated by the NEC before their contenders ran to the Supreme Court. The NEC has been hearing the complaint filed against Cllr. Sherman by his contender, Dr. Kromah, who refused to accept defeat in the Cape Mount election.

A series of arguments have been entertained by the high court, and there continues to be high public anxiety as to when exactly the judicial process in the December 2014 Senatorial election will conclude.

After lengthy debate among lawyers representing the NEC, winning candidates and the defeated candidates last month, another separate argument ensued between the NEC and defeated Maryland County Senatorial candidate Dr. Bhofal Chambers, who accused the Commission of providing fake records at the court.

He claimed the NEC made ruling without hearing his complaint; and thus begged the Supreme Court to revert the decision and sent the case back.

Like the court has done at the end of the election related complaints before it, it also reserved ruling into Dr. Chambers’ case.

By Winston W. Parley

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