EMOL Warns against Circumvention –Calls on NEC to Prevent Constitutional Crisiso Liberian needs war and no country is invading Liberia.
Monrovia, Liberia-Nov 14, 2017): The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) warns against the circumvention of constitutional due process and calls on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to adjudicate all electoral complaints speedily to prevent constitutional crisis in the Country. EMOL is a non-partisan and non-profit peace building and advocacy organization legalized in the United States and Liberia.
EMOL said it is important for all Liberians at home and abroad to recognize challenges arising from elections are part of the electoral process and therefore all Liberians irrespective of party of affiliation should allow the constitutional due process in resolving these disputes. EMOL said it is not in the best interest of all Liberians and the country at large to circumvent the due process by allowing traditional chiefs or council of religious leaders to resolve constitutional matters. EMOL said, historically such circumvention has not produced effective resolution in the interest of majority of the Liberian people, rather for those fighting for position of power.
EMOL said Liberia had different transitional governments during the nearly 15 years of civil wars, prior to the first post war democratic elections, which brought President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is testament that such arrangements only serve the interest of those seeking power at the detriment of the suffering majority. EMOL said to remove the uncertainty and to prevent constitutional crisis, NEC should speedily adjudicate all electoral complaints before it.
EMOL said there would be constitutional crisis should the second rounds of the presidential elections between Coalition for Democratic (CDC), touch-bearer, George M. Weah and ruling Unity Party (UP), Vice President, Joseph N. Boakia fails to take place on time. The presidential second rounds resulted from the October 10, 2017 representatives and presidential elections as none of the 20 presidential candidates was able to earn 50% plus one in the first rounds, which is required to winning the presidency. CDC Weah and UP Boakia came first and second respectively clearing the way for the two stand in the second rounds earlier scheduled for Number 7 for the decider.
The granting of an injunction by the Supreme Court by Liberty Party (LP), Charles W. Brusikime put off the second rounds and the Supreme Court has since referred to case to the NEC for adjudication. NEC is supposed to adjudicate the complaints and set up a new dates for the presidential second rounds. Meanwhile, EMOL is also warns against war mongering and cautions Liberians to be aware that these false alarms of wars are tactic to keep voters away from participating in the second rounds of voting that will decide the presidency.
No Liberian needs war and no country is invading Liberia.