By: Robert S. Kollie|
In the wake of a Supreme Court stay order for the conduct of the run-off election billed for November 7 in Liberia, it has emerged that the Chairman of the African Union Alpha Conde is poised to present a proposition for the annulment of the Liberia presidential Election. This comes in the midst of increasing allegation of electoral fraud and irregularity that threatens the stability of the country.
ECOWAS leaders Alasane Outtara of Ivory Coast has reportedly been fingered as being behind the scheme to scuttle a George Weah victory as reflected in the October 10th first ballot.
The game plan is twofold: on one hand to have an interim government arrangement and on the other to extend incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s mandate. These run counter to the popular decision of Liberians who are predisposed to a change that would usher in a George Weah Presidency.
Both Vice President Joseph Boakai and Senator George Weah of the Unity Party and Coalition of Democratic Change as front runners for the concluded elections have responsibility to reject this interim government proposition, it has been suggested.
Sources say ECOWAS leaders are working on a covert scheme to prevent a Weah Presidency because they have financial interest in the country and are wary about a Weah government linked to former President Charles Taylor.
Political observers say if the ECOWAS leaders push their selfish agenda, it would amount to a brazen constitutional breach of the popular will of Liberians to allow external political maneuvers superimpose self-serving decision on the country.
Already the mood of the country is one of apprehension and by all indication any effort to reverse a Weah victory as reflected in the first ballot can rebound.