Public concern on whether the Supreme Court will allow either a runoff or rerun of the October 10 presidential and legislative elections, is expected to be settled today in a judgment by the Full Bench of the Supreme Court. If the justices’ decision goes the way of a runoff, it means President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will have the opportunity to transfer power to either her Vice President, Joseph Boakai of the ruling Unity Party (UP), or Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) by January 2018. If the decision goes to the contrary, that is a rerun, it will mean that President Sirleaf will find it difficult to transition, and maybe the Supreme Court will come up with an alternative.
Today’s ruling will be the last time that the Supreme Court will intervene in matters regarding the October 10 presidential and legislative elections.
Besides, the justices will also lift the injunction earlier placed on the conduct of the runoff due to the petition asking for the delay after Liberty Party’s complaint was not investigated by the National Elections Commission (NEC).