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Ahead of 2017 Polls: NEC, Political Parties Sign MOU

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NEC Chairman Jerome Korkoyah
NEC Chairman Jerome Korkoyah

( 21, 2016) - Authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) and registered political parties have agreed to work together in the supreme interest of Liberia.

NEC Chairman, Jerome Korkoyah, said strong partnership with political institutions is vital to ensuring a level playing field ahead of the 2017 General and Presidential Elections.

Cllr. Korkoyah said: “The Commission is committed to strengthening cordial ties between it and political parties to ensure the conduct of peaceful, transparent and fair elections.”

The NEC Chairman made the commitment Friday, February 19, 2016 when the Commission signed the Revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with twenty political parties at its Sinkor Headquarters, a suburb of Monrovia.

Cllr. Korkoyah emphasized: “The MOU will create a workable framework between the Commission and political parties to engender confidence building posture during the electoral process.”

Speaking on behalf of the political parties, the Political Leader of the Grass Root Party, Gladys Beyan, pledged their support and cooperation to work along with the Commission.

Madam Beyan said: “The MOU is a blueprint intended to enhance collaboration with NEC officials with the view of cultivating a renewed sense of responsibility.”
“It is expected all parties will uphold the provisions of the MOU and avoid tendencies capable of undermining the electoral process,” she noted.



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