As PUL Leadership Crisis Deepens, Civil Law Court Issues Writ Of Summons On Embattled Leadership

PUL Embattled President, Charles Coffey

The Civil Law Court in Monrovia has issued a Writ of Summons on the embattled leadership of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to appear and answer to charges levied against it by some aggrieved members of the Union.

According to the writ, Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of the Civil Law Court on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 ordered defendants Charles Coffey, Daniel Nyankonah, Jarlawah Tonpo and Maxwell Johnson to appear on or before December 13, 2019.


The defendants are facing multiple charges to include violation of several provisions of the PUL’s constitution and holding of an elections marked by fruad and irregularities.

The aggrieved members of the PUL in a Petition for Declarative Judgment asked the court to cancel the elections conducted by the Union’s leadership.

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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.