The authority of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has disclosed that 17 political parties at the moment have registered as legal political entities to contest any pending national election in the country, while 13 more are underway to be registered.
The Chairman of the NEC, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya made the disclosure Thursday, July 23, 2015 when another political party, the Liberian People Democratic Party (LPDP) was certificated as a registered political party to contest the 2017 general and presidential elections.
According to information gathered by this news outlet, the Standard Bearer of this newest political party, the LPDP is the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler of Bomi County.
The question that flips the lips of many concerned Liberians is ‘Why Liberia which population is less four million people should entertain a huge number of political parties’?
“The seat in question, the presidency is just one, why should people continue to thinks that having a huge number of political parties should be the answer for their quest of bringing in change in the political sojourn of their Country”? John Blamo, a concerned Liberian speaking to this news outlet questioned.
“We Liberians are not serious to help bring relief to the suffering the masses, many of whom cannot afford to feel themselves daily. While greedy politicians are doing everything in their powers to enrich themselves at the detriment of these suffering masses on a daily basis,” Annie Weah, a mother of three in a chat with our reporter stressed.
Some Liberians, who are against the growing number of political parties in Liberia, said the only solution for Liberia nowadays is for some of these greedy politicians to see reason in forming a strong political party instead of splinter groups under the name of a political party.
Since the pronouncement by the NEC Chairman, about the growing number of political parties in Liberia, most street corners in Monrovia and it’s environ have appeared to be the place on discussion on this issue.
Majority of these discussants are calling on politicians if they want to see Liberia develop and prosper among the comity of nations should see reason of forming a strong force, with either one or two political parties in the Country if they want their political quest to be meant.