ALP Wants President Sirleaf Probe, Calls For Resignation And Ban Of NEC Chair, Two Officials From Leaving Liberia

Mr. Benoni Urey, Political leader, All Liberia Party (ALP)

As the holding of runoff election continue to drag on as a result of Liberty Party and other collaborating political parties quest to justify their court proceedings at the Supreme Court of Liberia of fraud and irregularities during the October 10, general and presidential elections, one o0f the collaborating political parties, the All Liberian Party (ALP) is calling on the Ministry of Justice to restrain the Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome Korkoya, and two members of the Board of Commissioner; Sam Joe and Boakai Dukuly including their respective family members.

In a statement release by the ALP on Thursday evening, November 23, 2017, noted, “We appeal to the Ministry of Justice to issue a Writ of Ne Exeat Republica  to restrain a person from leaving the country or the jurisdiction of the Court; I,e., Cllr. Jerome George Korkoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC); Sam Joe, (Family in Delaware); Boakai Dukuly (Family in Virginia); we seek the immediate resignation of the above named individuals, who were at the forefront of the fraudulent orchestration of the National Elections via their positions within the hierarchy of the Commission,” the ALP statement continued.

“We request a thorough investigation of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her family members – specifically, Mr. Robert Sirleaf, her son, and Mr. Amara Konneh, both citizens of the United States of America; and her many friends., etc., for their alleged involvement in the electoral process,” the ALP statement released said.

The statement also called on the United States Embassy accredited near the Liberian capital, Monrovia, to impress their citizens to desist ‘From interfering in our electoral process,” the statement said.

Noting further, the ALP reminded the United States Embassy of being aware that “It is a federal offenses for U.S. citizen (s) to get directly involved in the political affairs of another country, especially criminally, during an election, because reliable sources have informed us that there appears to be certain signs of a number of foreigners ensconced in the political affairs of our country.” The statement noted.

In the statement, the ALP accused the United States embassy accredited near Monrovia of getting involve in the Liberian political process, stressing, “As we might not have proof on other American citizens, we call upon the U.S. Embassy, since they have already gotten involved in our electoral process by issuing a statement, to furnish us with all their citizens who are them, because reliable sources have informed us that many eminent figures in the electoral process here and many government officials are American citizens,” the statement said.

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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.