The first batch of the result of Liberia’s Presidential election conducted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 is to be released today by the country’s National Election Commission, chidi opara reports learned.
Incumbent President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is seeking second term in office. John-Sirleaf is a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
Madam President’s main opponents are Winston Tubman and ex rebel leader, Yomie Johnson.
chidi opara reports also learned of whispers in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city that the President is already leading by a fairly good percentage.
Over one million Liberians were reported to have registered for the election. Going by the countries electoral laws, if no candidate wins a majority, the candidates in the first and second positions will go for a run-off in November. A total of sixteen candidates contested the election.
Voting was reported to be peaceful in most voting centres in Monrovia, except for some minor incidents. Liberia, the first West African country to become Independent have a population of about four million people
Nigeria’s Attahiru Jega, is the head of an observer mission for the election inaugurated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).