MOVEE Political Threatens To Complain To ECOWAS Court

Dr. J. Mills Jone of MOVEE

Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, the political leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) one of the main presidential contenders being restrained by the Code of Conduct, is reportedly contemplating going to the ECOWAS Court in Abuja to seek redress.

A stalwart of his Party (MOVEE) who declaimed to be named for fear of political backlash, told a local daily that the political leader of the Party and other officials are expected to depart for Nigeria this to institute a lawsuit against the Liberian government.

“The intent is to reverse or overturn the Supreme Court of Liberia decision and enable our standard bearer to take part in the October 10 polls,” the official said.

The insider said the “High Court’s backing of the Code of Conduct was politically motivated and intended to witch hunt” a potential presidential winner of the ensuing election and the opposition blocs in general.

“If Abuja (ECOWAS Court) fails us then we could head to Washington where Jones has lots of contacts that will make Monrovia to change gear because we do not want the repeat of another round of violence here,” the source noted.

0n Friday, March 3, the Supreme Court upheld the Code of Conduct signed and approved by the National Legislature and the Executive branch of government, essentially requiring officials in government wishing to contest the ensuing elections to resign their posts two years ahead of schedule.

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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.