Opposition youth wants speedy probe into election complaints

The Association of Opposition Political Party Youth League has called on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to expeditiously probe electoral complaints raised by some political parties in the October 10 presidential and representatives’ elections.


Speaking Wednesday, 18 October at a press conference in Monrovia, the group said concerns coming from the Liberty Party (LP) and Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), among others, relative to electoral irregularities “should be given ears.”

“The association will not allow any of its member parties concerned to be dashed without due process,” it said, noting that “the Association wants to restate that its objectives is to support an opposition victory in the 2017 general and presidential elections.”

The League is a conglomeration of like-minded opposition political parties national youth wings represented by 12 persons that chair party youth wings.

It can be recalled that the opposition Liberty Party (LP) of Charles Brumskine alleged that it had allegedly uncovered irregularities and fraud in the recent polls conducted by the NEC.

The LP called on the NEC to abort the official announcement of results, noting that failure to do so will leave the party with no alternative but to file a lawsuit against the commission.

The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led by Senator George Weah has also expressed dissatisfaction over the 87,071 invalid votes that NEC said it has tallied so far, something the Youth League is urging the NEC not to take lightly as the nation goes through the democratic process.

The Association stresses that it remains true to its position that “an opposition victory is a victory for a prosperous Liberia.”

Meanwhile, the Association has commended all of its members for upholding the nation’s peace and stability as Liberians exercise their democratic franchise in the elections which have been categorized so far as “free, fair and transparent” by international and local observers.

By Bridgett Milton--Edited by Winston W. Parley

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