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The Liberia People Democratic Party or LPDP has disclosed here that all is set for its county conventions, which commences today, December 3 thru the 7th.

Addressing a news conference Wednesday, December 2, at the party’s headquarters in the Airfield community, Sinkor Monrovia, the national chairman of the LPDP, Cllr. Edward K. Goba, said the conventions are being held in all 15 political sub-divisions of Liberia where partisans of the party will elect County Chairpersons, Vice Chairpersons for Administration, Vice Chairpersons for Mobilization and Recruitment, County Secretaries, and County Treasurers.

Other positions expected to be contested for include Propaganda Officers, Youth Congress Chairpersons, Women Congress Chairpersons and County Chaplains, respectively to be subsequently followed by National Convention, which date will be officially announced.

Mr. Goba explained that the LPDP was certificated on July 23, 2015 as a registered political institution that is qualified to contest for elected positions within the Republic of Liberia.

“In our statement during the certification, we told the Liberian people that the emergence of the LPDP is to restore the lost hope of the people of Liberia. This is our solemn commitment and this is our pledge. We further wish to state here that the difference between the LPDP and others is that we desire to serve the people of this country and not to rule them”, he promised.

According to him, the LPDP is fully committed to the rule of law, especially the electoral laws and guidelines of the National Election Commission, saying, in compliance to the electoral provisions of our country, contained in subsection 4.8 of Chapter IV of the Election Law under regulations and guidelines relating to political parties, “The leadership of the organizing committee of every newly accredited political party shall be required to take the party to convention not later than six months following its accreditation to among other things, adopt the party constitution and elect its corps of officers.”

By Lewis S. Teh -Edited by Jonathan Browne

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