Dozens of Liberians who heard that some opposition political parties have finally resolved to join forces in their bid to capture the 2017 general and presidential elections have described this move as a welcoming decision on the part of those political parties to collaborate.
The Ganta, Nimba County communiqué signed by leaders of twelve political parties on Saturday agreed to work together and collaborate for victory in the ensuing 2017 Presidential and legislative elections.
The two-day meeting brought together the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) of Senator Prince Y. Johnson, Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine of the Liberty Party (LP), businessman Benoni Urey of the All Liberian Party (ALP), Senator George Weah of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and Alexander Cummings of Alternative National Congress (ANC).
Other parties include the former ruling National Patriotic Parties (NPP), Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Movement for Progressive Change, All Liberia Coalition Party, Victory for Change Party, New Liberia Party, Vision for Liberia Transformation, Union of Liberian Democrats and Liberian Nation Union.
With this new development on the part of the opposition political parties, observers believed it is now time that those parties concerned put their act together if they are to unseat the Unity Party Government come 2017.
The communiqué signed by the twelve party leaders read: In consideration of the aforementioned opposition political parties constitute a joint Technical committee comprising two representatives from each political party to work out the details and modalities for approval by the National Executive committee of their respective political parties. Opposition political parties not signatories to this document are encouraged and welcome to form a part of this collaborative initiative by a letter to the joint technical committee. Opposition political parties that are signatories to this declaration hereby make a seldom pledged not to castigate or denigrate each other in any manner and form. In the event of disagreement among or between political parties the matter shall be refer to the joint technical committee for resolution.
The joint Technical committee shall report in sixty days as of the signing of this declaration given under our hands and part seal on this 17 day of September 2017 in the city of Ganta, Nimba County Republic of Liberia,” the communiqué concluded.