Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday said the democracy and reputation of her country has come under threat. She spoke a day after the Supreme Court put a hold on the presidential run-off election earlier scheduled for Tuesday over allegations of fraud.
The Court’s ruling could push back the run-off between ex-soccer star, George Opong Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai by weeks or even result in fresh elections being conducted.
“Democracy is only as strong as its weakest link and at these moments, our democracy is under assault, our country’s reputation is under assault, our economy is under stress,” Sirleaf said in a radio address.
“Allegations, hate speech, inciting language has [sic] been defining what should be a proud moment in our history. We politicians must do better ….Historians will look back at this time and judge us by how we conduct ourselves at this critical moment in time,” she added.
Charles Walker Brumskine who finished third in last month’s polls had contested the results, citing gross irregularities and accused the nation’s electoral officials of fraud. The officials have since denied the allegation