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LP Crisis: Trash the convention

–LP Zargo’s appeal to NEC against Bility – led convention

By Lincoln G. Peters

A faction of the opposition Liberty Party (LP) headed by Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Kangar-Lawrence has called on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to denounce and trash the recent LP’s “so-called” special national convention organized by controversial national party chair Musa Bility in Nimba County.

Lofa County Senator Steve Zargo who was recently appointed by Sen. Karnga – Lawrence as LP’s new chair amid ongoing crisis in the party, has told a press conference that the call for NEC to denounce the recent LP convention is in quest of impartiality, fairness, and transparency and in accordance with law.

“I, therefore, call upon the NEC to recall the letter and denounce the convening of the so-called Special National Convention organized by Mr. Bility in quest of impartiality, fairness, and transparency and in accordance with Law,” Sen. Zargoe said.

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Sen. Karnga – Lawrence and Mr. Bility have both suspended each other from the party, and she went ahead to appoint a new party chair while Bility also organized a convention endorsing a presidential candidate for the opposition bloc Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) ticket for 2023.

However the NEC here says it recognizes LP’s constitution that brought Bility to power as party chair.

But Mr. Zargo said with the power restored in him as LP Chairman, he reaffirms the decision of Sen. Karnga – Lawrence that based upon the Report of the Special Investigating Committee, the recent LP Nimba special national convention is declared null and void for want of a quorum, among other violations.

Zargo warned that the public confidence in the work of NEC will dissipate and the credibility of the commission will be shredded as a result of one commissioner and the alleged failure of the Board of Commissioners to take corrective action.

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Zargo demanded that LP returns to status quo ante working with the political leader and the National Executive Committee, adding that they will immediately begin to make plans for a meeting of stakeholders to plan for the future of the party.

He told LP partisans that party executives have realized the provocative nature of the episode orchestrated by NEC and Mr. Bility along with the associated potentially explosive nature.

He, therefore, called on partisans to be vigilant, calm, and always remember that the Liberty Party’s foundation is on the rule of law.

According to him, they are taking further steps to communicate with the Diplomatic Missions accredited near Monrovia as to the implications these developments have for democracy and the sustenance of peace and tranquility in the country.

Zargo lamented that it’s an embarrassing situation not only for the Liberty Party but also for all peace-loving and law-abiding democracy lovers of Liberia.  

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