NEC to hear Nyonblee’s complaint
The National Elections Commission (NEC) says in the coming days, complaints filed by Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence and others of the Liberty Party will be addressed in line with its mandate.
In a statement released Thursday, 27 October 2022, the Commission said its attention has been drawn to statements regarding the October 3rd, 2022, complaint filed by Senator Karnga-Lawrence and others of the Liberty Party.
“The Commission wishes to assure the parties that have submitted issues of concern before the Commission that these complaints will be addressed in the coming days in line with its mandate,” the statement said.
Consistent with these assurances, the Commission restated to all stakeholders and parties its mindfulness in relation to Chapter Two Section 2.9 (W) of the New Elections Law.
It noted that the provision cited provides: “To issue citation for the appearance before it of any political party or its leaders, or other natural persons in connection with any complaint cognizable before it.”
Additionally, the Commission informs the Rainbow Alliance and the People’s Restoration Party whose respective cases have been pending before the Commission prior to Senator Lawrence’s October 3rd complaint, that their matters will also be looked into in the coming week.
Liberty Party has been in a prolonged internal crisis. Political leader Senator Karnga-Lawrence and the embattled party chairman Musa Bility are controlling two separate factions of the party.
Amidst the internal party conflict, the NEC has been reported of allegedly recognizing Bility’s Liberty Party’s association with the Alternative National Congress (ANC) of Mr. Alexander B. Cummings.
Karnga-Lawrence has been reported as accusing the commission of allegedly undermining the party’s stability, thus threatening political and legal actions.