17 November 2017

Liberia: LCC Holds Mediation Talk

The opposition Liberty Party said it is in received of a former invitation from the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) for mediation talk with the party.

Currently, there is investigation into Liberty Party complaint ongoing at the National Elections Commission (NEC) following the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the LP.

But the Liberty Party has announced severe critical concerns to the LCC for consideration as pre-conditions to the mediation talk.

They include the LCC silence on the stabbing of three LP partisans by some members of CDC in Sanniquellie, Nimba County,;NEC ignoring its complaint by endorsing the re-run of the LCC on its recusal action the NEC Board of Commissioners amongst others.

Cllr. Charles Brumskine's complaints cited breach of portions of the Liberian constitution and gross irregularities and fraud associated with the just ended elections as critical to the ongoing investigation.

But now, the Liberty Party has disclosed the possibility of holding the pre-mediation talk with the LCC depends on response to its concerns by in the spirit of mutual respect.

Meanwhile, the opposition Liberty Party said it would not accept pressure from national or international bodies to forgo the ongoing legal process.

The party campaign chair added that the party ascribes to the rule of law and will not surrender to public cohesion for power violence.

He said Liberia's democracy is being tested and not assaulted as claimed recently by the President of Liberia.

He also questioned recent assertion by the Carter Center that political parties are contributing to delay in cases being heard at the commission.

At the same time, he also questioned the credibility of the center citing the Kenya scenario where observer mission caused serious problem arising from the elections.

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