LIBERIA: PUL Elections Committee Releases Listing For Qualified Candidates For November 9th Poll

Mr. Jarlawah A. Tonpo, PUL Elections Committee Chair

The Press Union of Liberia Elections Committee has released the final listing for those who are qualified to contest the Union elections on November 9th 2019 in Monrovia, according to a statement issue by the committee chaired by Jarlawah A. Tonpo said.

The statement said, after review and scrutiny of all 10 aspirants who applied to contest in the Press Union of Liberia’s 2019 Elections, the Elections Committee (EC) hereby releases the list of qualified candidates.

Those qualified include:

FOR THE POSITIONOF PRESIDENT:

1.Charles B. Coffey

  1. Octavin T.Williams

FOR THE POSITIONOF VICE PRESIDENT

1.Daniel Nyakonah, Jr

  1. Weemon J. Cole-Boyce

FOR THE POS TION OF SECRETARY GENERAL

1.E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor

  1. Musa M.B.Kenneh

FOR THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL

  1. AkoiM.Baysah,Jr
  2. Jutonu Y.Kollie
  3. 3.Moses K. Garzeawu

Aspirant Facla B.Harris’ application to contest the position of President was UNSUCCESSFUL based on her current role as Director of Outreach and Sensitization at the Independent Information Commission which is a public relations function.

The EC’s decision to disqualify aspirant Harris is based on Article 4 Section (iv) of the PUL’s Constitution adopted October 10, 2009 which states: “Public Relations Officers/Managers who were full members of the Union as of coming in to force of 1his constitution shall continue to remain   full members of the Union. They shall vote, but shall not be voted!’

Howbeit, Tetee C.Karneh , the EC’s Secretary, dissented on the disqualification.

In accordance with the Elections Timetable, campaign officially opens at 12 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019 and ends at midnight on Thursday, November 7,2019.

The EC warns all qualified candidates and their supporters to desist from early campaign activities or face stringent disciplinary actions.

Moreover, the EC releases the Official Voters’ Roll for challenge(s) from October 26- 28,2019, the statement signed by the Co-Chair, Ansu  S. Konneh  noted.

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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.