15 April 2016

Liberia: UPP Announces Bid for 2017 - Stirs Up Stalwarts to Spread Political Nets

Monrovia — Though there may be nearly thirty registered political parties, and more to sprout before the 2017 elections, there are just a few of them that one cannot afford to delete in any meaningful narrative of the Liberian people's struggle for rights and rice. Others call them the dinosaurs of Liberian politics. Some call them the crème de la crème of the Liberian democratization process, though some of these have sold their birth rights for a few pieces of silver. Now comes one of them, the United People's Party, hatched and grown by the legendary Gabriel Baccus Matthews, who is fondly referred to as the Father of Multiparty Democracy in Liberia. Left with political locusts to eat the very fabric of this once democratic icon of the country, the UPP's remnants are mending old fire chunks hopefully to get some light, announcing a rebound to the stage. The Analyst reports.

The United People's Party has relocated its operation to its local office on 17th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia.

UPP in a release issued yesterday says that it is preparing to contest the Presidency in 2017. The National Executive Committee has called on UPP members across the country to prepare to also contest all legislative seats in the 73 electoral districts of Liberia.

The release further said UPP is aware that the living condition in the country, today, of the average Liberian, has become unbearable. Nonetheless, the Party is calling on the Liberian people to reflect on the events of April 14, 1979 and those of April 12, 1980 and December 24, 1989, with a deep sense of soberness.

"UPP is calling on President Sirleaf to appoint, with deliberate speed, the Committee that will ensure compliance with the Code of Conduct Act.

UPP also calls on all government officials to refrain from violating the Elections Law of Liberia", the release signed by the party Vice National Chairman and Acting Chairman, Wayfa Florence Ciapha concluded.


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