The protesters are demanding a reverse in NEC’s decision taken in July to allow Abu Kamara to run for District 15 as Representative in the October 10 elections.
Anna Smith, one of the protesters said that the decision against Abu Kamara is unfair as other candidates from other political parties that violated the Code of Conduct are allowed to run whilst their favorite and “Redeemer” was dismissed.
“We want peace, no more war. No Abu, no election in district 15, Abu Kamara is our choice”, chanted the protesters.
The protesters were displaying banners like “Injustice to one is injustice to all, Why Abu Kamara alone, Abu should have a fair share of justice”.
The Director of Communication at NEC, Henry Flomo, in addressing this medium said that as far as NEC is concerned, the final list of candidates has been published and there is nothing the Commission could do.
“The best thing the supporters could do is to advise their candidate to use legal channels which are available through the ambit of the law”, Director Flomo said.
The decision of NEC was as a result of a breach of Article 5.1 of the Code of Conduct by Abu Kamara who intends running for the second time under Montserrado County District #15.
Before his resignation, Abu Kamara served as Assistant Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, a position he should have resigned earlier as a mandate under the COC.
Article 5.1 of the Code of Conduct for public officials states that ministers, assistant, deputy, managing directors, superintendents, among others appointed by the president, with the desire to contest any election must resign their posts two years prior to the elections.