This is why they will rig elections and use brute force to consolidate power. This is a recipe for conflict as patriots will not sit idly for Weah and his henchmen to take ownership of Liberia, loot it vastly while the Liberian people languish in despair. It is a historical dejavu. It is high time the international community comes to ensure electoral reform that will include other stakeholders of the society in the nomination and appointment of the Chairman and members of the Board of Commissioners of the NEC. If not, Liberia will again be a scar in their conscience.Op-ed 

What next shall we do? Forget the Senate, it will confirm Weah’s NEC nominees

The Editor,

Mr. Weah’s nominee for the Chairmanship of the NEC, Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudike, whether native-born Liberian or immigrant will be committed to rigging any future election for the CDC. President Weah must rescind the nomination of Mr. Ndubusi under pressure from the public, civil society, and the opposition. But we expect Mr. Weah will appoint another person who excluding the nationality issue has a similar character trait of Mr. Ndubusi. What next shall we do? Forget the Senate.

Mr. Weah will bankroll the gullible majority in the Senate to confirm his nominee. In fact, he has already dished out money to some members of that Senate to do his bidding. The bottleneck here is the pressure from the public regarding Mr. Ndubusi’s nationality. So Mr. Weah might compromise on that and rescind the nomination and nominate a crooked Liberian. For example, Floyd Oxley Sayor who is a Liberian native, but is the most criminal element who Weah nominated to the Board of Commissioners of the NEC.

He has over ten years of experience in criminally manipulating election data. He worked for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2017 and also worked for the CDC in 2019 to deny Telia Urey her electoral victory in District 15, Montserrado County. The CDC has lost the legitimacy to lead. Thus, it will never again win a free, fair and transparent election. They know this. They are quite aware.

This is why they will most likely rig the upcoming elections and use brute force to consolidate power. This is going to be a recipe for conflict as patriots will not sit idly for President Weah and his henchmen to take ownership of Liberia, loot it vastly while the Liberian people languish in despair. It is a historical dejavu. It is high time the international community comes to ensure electoral reform that will include other stakeholders of the society in the nomination and appointment of the Chairman and members of the Board of Commissioners of the NEC. If not, Liberia will again be a scar in their conscience.

—-M. Uneh Yahmia

Main Photo: Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudike, 

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