Some citizens of Lofa County and supporters of the former Unity Party (UP) speaking on the OK FM morning show which was live direct from the county are publicly warning the Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission not to temper with the inclusion of their candidate in the May 2022 By-election in the county.
Speaking on the show live, the UP supporters who appeared frustrated over the manner in which the NEC is reportedly doing all to deny their candidate (Kortima), sounded serious warning to the country’s electoral body not to temper with their candidate’s quest to contest the county’s senatorial by-election in May, noting that they won’t allow what happened to Brownie Samukai to happen to Kortima.
Speaking further, the citizens including the elderly, youth and motorbike riders said their candidate met all the requirements as a political party under the law of Liberia that grant the party its constitution and legal rights to feed candidate in the Lofa County Senatorial By-Election.
Recently the Party National Assistant Secretary-General for Press, Publicity and Outreach Cornelia Kruah -Togba warned authorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) not the tamper with the party’s candidate Galakpai Kortima in the upcoming Lofa County senatorial by-election.
According to her, the Party’s has met all of the requirements concerning the nomination process at the National Elections Commission.
Speaking on the OK FM Thursday, March 31, 2022 Madam Kruah-Togba further said, the Unity Party has also met the requirements as a political party under the law of Liberia that grant the party its constitution and legal rights to feed candidate in the Lofa County Senatorial By-Election.
She alleged that Liberty Party’s embattled Chairman Musa Bility is interfering into the decision by the NEC, something she alleged that he is now boasting both on the social media and those he interacts with.
The Unity Party National Assistant Secretary-General for Press, Publicity and Outreach said the party will not accept anything but to ensure that their candidate who is a resident of Lofa County is declared candidate by NEC.
She said contrary on the part of the National Elections Commission to revert its decision not give party’s candidate the constitutional legal rights to contest in the By-Election, will be a recipe for conflict and the NEC will meet stiff resistance from the party.
Kruah-Togba further indicated that the National Elections Commission has been working with the Unity Party as a single party signing documents.She said, in the original framework documents that were signed by the four Collaborating Political Party at the time, did not have such a provision that she alleged was criminally infused into the framework documents by the Alternative National Congress (ANC), a crime that is now in court.
She said it was due to such crime committed on the part of the ANC that prompted the Unity Party to end the political marriage in line with the constitution and the original framework documents.
Kruah -Togba urged authorities at the NEC not to allow the country to go back to those dark days in the country’s history due to electoral dispute and irregularity.
She disclosed that the Unity Party is an independent Political Party in Liberia that is in compliance of all the legal laws and the constitution of Liberia, stressing that the UP is no longer a part of the Collaborating Political Party( CPP).
The Unity Party National Assistant Secretary-General for Press, Publicity and Outreach said their focus is for the party to win the senatorial by-election in Lofa County, the stronghold of the party.