CDC Vows To Carry out Its April 28 March Despite Justice And NEC Warnings

GeorgeWeahFBI_previewLiberia’s main opposition political party, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has challenged the National Elections Commission (NEC) that it will at all cost carry out its March on April 28, 2016, noting that the NEC has no authority to put halt of the CDC ‘One Million’ March.

Appearing on a local radio station today in Monrovia an executive of the CDC, Archie Sannoh said they move by his political party to stage its march on the date mentioned will not be stopped by any one not to mention the National Elections Commission (NEC).

He said during this march on that day, the political leader of the CDC Senator George Weah will use the occasion to declare his bid for the presidency come 2017, stressing, “We will go ahead to stage this all importance march as been scheduled. No one will stop us,” Mr. Sannoh vowed.

Earlier, Mulbah Morlu on a local radio station also accused the National Elections Commission (NEC)  of allowing other aspirants and political parties to go ahead with the rallies, making specific of the current Liberian Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai who is currently in the southeast of the country telling people of his bid for the 2017.

Speaking for the National Elections Commission, the spokesman of NEC, Joey Kennedy stressed that the Commission remained resolute on the matter, and that no political party or parties will not carry out any political rally or rallies  without clearance from the commission and the Ministry Justice.

Callers, mostly partisans of the CDC said they will be prepared during this day to march the principle streets of Monrovia and its environs, and that they reject any action by NEC to stop them from the activities.

Dozens of Liberians who spoke to our report during a survey this morning said they are watching if the CDC will go ahead of its march inspite of  NEC and Justice Ministry stance not to stage any rally without a permit.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.