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Application of petitioner in the Kamara case was, like the decision to reject
Harrison S. Karnwea, Sr. in the instant case, and the rationale therefor, was
conveyed in a one page document captioned “Notice of Rejection of
Nomination Application” and was signed solely and exclusively by the
Chairman of the National Elections Commission, with no evidence that there
had been any participation by any of the other members of the Board of
Commissioners of the Commission. In the instant case, however, Co-appellant
Harrison S. Karnwea, Sr. chose the course of an appeal to the Supreme Court
rather than seeking a review by remedial process, as was done by Mr.
Kamara when he was served with the Notice of Rejection.
Having looked at some of the similarities that exist between the
Kamara case and the instant case, let us now focus our attention on the
specifics of the instant case that is before the Court, and which necessitated
the appeal to this Court. As noted above, the decision of the National
Elections Commission was conveyed to the appellants in a one page
document signed by the Chairman of the National Elections Commission
(NEC), captioned “Notice of Rejection of Nomination Application”, and
bearing the date July 7, 2017. In the document, Co-appellant Harrison S.
Karnwea, Sr. was informed by the NEC that his Application for Nomination as
a candidate vying in the October 2017 Elections for the position of vicepresident on the ticket of the Liberty Party had been rejected by the
Commission. The single reason stated in the Rejection Notice was that Coappellant Harrison S. Karnwea, Sr. was barred by the Code of Conduct For
Public Officials since he, having served as the head of a public corporation,
had failed to resign his position in line with the Code. We repoduce herewith
the one page Notice of Rejection instrument from Appellee National Elections
Commission to Co-appellant Harrison S. Karnwea, Sr., as follows, to wit:
Republic of Liberia

NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION
TUBMAN BOUL VARD, 9TH AND 10TH STREETS, SINKOR - P.O. BOX 2044
MONROVIA, LIBERIA
Email: info@ncclibcria.org
CN14-GE/2017
NOTICE OF REJECTION OF
NOMINATION APPLICATION
Issued To:
Candidate of Liberty Party (LP)_____________________________
Name:
KARNWEA, SR.. HARRISON S.______________________
Office Sought:

Vice President______ County:________________________

Deficiencies in Nomination Application

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