Temple of Justice, seat of the Liberian JudiciaryAfter placing a stay order on all activities leading to the holding of the runoff presidential election, the Supreme Court is today expected to begin hearing into the complaints of irregularities filed by the opposition Liberty Party (LP) against the conduct of the October 10 presidential and legislative elections by the National Elections Commission (NEC).The Supreme Court order is believed to have placed a serious temporary obstacle on preparations for next Tuesday’s runoff elections, as the NEC has to wait for the outcome of the hearing of the complaints, which the LP said is a “violation of the Constitution, election law, fraudulent acts and gross irregularities during the October 10 elections.”The runoff election is scheduled between the ruling Unity Party (UP) of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of Senator George Weah.Lawyers representing the NEC and the LP were expected to appear before the Supreme Court yesterday, but failed to do so without any legal reason.The matter has been rescheduled for today, Friday at 9 a.m.The UP has publicly announced that it is backing the LP, claiming that “President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was interfering with the electoral process to influence its outcome.”President Sirleaf’s office has denied the allegation, although the UP is yet to produce any evidence to support her claim against the party’s former standard bearer.The stay order on the electoral process resulted from the LP’s plea for a Writ of Prohibition claiming irregularities and fraud during the October 10 polls.The writ was issued on Tuesday by Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, the current Chamber Justice, who warned the NEC not to proceed with electoral activities leading to the run-off.In his order, Justice Ja’neh instructed: “NEC has to stay away from any and or all actions in respect of the November 7 runoff election, pending the deposition by the Supreme Court of the LP’s petition.”The order added: “the parties are informed that given the constitutional issues raised in the petition coupled with the fact that election matters are to be expeditiously heard and determined that upon serving the writ and the return, the case is hereby docketed for urgent deposition by the full bench.”In respect to Justice Ja’neh’s order, the NEC has immediately halted all electoral activities to the runoff including training of election workers, which was scheduled for Thursday, and also the transportation of ballot materials to and in the all the 15 counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Jesus appeared to injure himself in the 11th minute when he lost his footing, but he soldiered on for another 12 minutes before going down again and being replaced by Sergio Aguero.The Citizens are also sweating on Kevin De Bruyne, who was stretchered off in stoppage time after being caught by a high challenge from Jason Puncheon, who needed to be substituted as well.Guardiola conceded that the Brazil international is set for a spell on the sidelines, while he faces an anxious wait to discover the extent of the damage suffered by Belgian star De Bruyne.“Gabriel will be out for a little bit more than one month, hopefully,” the Spaniard said after the match, which saw Ederson save a late penalty from Luka Milivojevic to preserve their unbeaten start to the campaign.“Kevin, we will see tomorrow what he has; whether it’s just a kick or something else. Hopefully just a huge kick but maybe he will not be ready for the Watford game.“We were lucky (with challenges) in previous games. I admire the physicality of the Premier League but the referee has to protect the players – that’s all I ask. Hopefully it won’t be tough.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus heads the ball during their match against Leicester City at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 18, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Manchester City’s goalless draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday came at a heavy cost after they lost Gabriel Jesus to injury for at least a month.City boss Pep Guardiola came up just short of equalling the 19-match winning streak he achieved with Bayern Munich, although the Premier League leaders remain undefeated this season.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Burroughs High of Burbank’s girls’ basketball team has been treated like conquering heroes on campus the past week, since their stunning 54-53 Foothill League upset victory last Tuesday over Hart of Newhall, the Daily News’ top-ranked team. “I’ve been getting calls and e-mails congratulating me from people I don’t even know – I’m not even sure if they’re basketball fans,” Burroughs coach Vicky Oganyan said. “My voice mailbox is full.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Harvard-Westlake of Studio City’s Lizzy Danhakl, a junior defender, broke her left shoulder in two places and suffered a fracture Saturday in a collision with Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Canada Flintridge’s Bianca Garoian during a Mission League girls’ soccer game. The game, stopped in the 18th minute, will be replayed Feb. 9 or 10. Valencia quarterback Michael Herrick, who set the state’s all-time passing-yardage record with more than 11,000 career yards, was among five Californians selected for PrepNation.com’s high school All-America team. Joining Herrick are Colton’s Allen Bradford, Norco’s Toby Gerhart, Mission Viejo’s Konrad Reuland and St. Bonaventure of Ventura’s Dwight Roberson. Former Oaks Christian of Westlake Village quarterback Joey Halzle, who played the past two seasons at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, signed a letter of intent to play football at Oklahoma. Halzle, who passed for 2,316 yards and 27 touchdowns in his senior year at Oaks Christian, threw for 1,971 yards and 18 TDs last fall at Golden West. Erik Boal contributed Oganyan said the triumph was especially gratifying for the unranked Indians after they were trounced 47-22 by No. 2 Canyon of Canyon Country in a Jan. 6 league opener. Burroughs (11-8 overall, 2-1 Foothill) on Friday beat Saugus 42-27 and are among four teams atop the league standings. “I’m just really proud of our kids and the way they rebounded,” Oganyan said. “It’s just awesome for the kids and what a win like that does for their confidence.”