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Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor frowns on posibility of an interim govt.

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CDC Vice Standard Bearer,Jewe- Howard Taylor
CDC Vice Standard Bearer,Jewe- Howard Taylor

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The vice Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has taken exception to comments attributed to former Chief Justice, Frances Johnson Allison, concerning the likelihood of an interim government in Liberia.

Cllr. Allison, on a local radio recently, said an interim arrangement would be necessary if the run-off election is not held at the constitutional deadline, due to ongoing legal proceedings involving the Liberty Party and the National Elections Commission (NEC).

But in her reaction Wednesday, November 9, 2017, at an appreciation program by the women of the borough of New Kru Town, Senator Taylor said she was taken aback by such statement coming from a former Chief Justice of Liberia.

The CDC vice Standard Bearer said:” Claims of election fraud and manipulation do not in any way warrant what is being suggested by Cllr. Allison.”

Senator Jewel-Howard Taylor said:” The Country is not destabilized or has an ill-functional government that requires instituting interim government.”

The Bong County Senator therefore called for speedy adjudication of all election complaints filed before the National Elections Commission (NEC) so that Liberians do not go beyond the constitutional deadline for inauguration in January 2018.

Senator Taylor also called on supporters of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to remain peaceful as they await the   run-off election.

In a related development, Liberia’s National Peace AmbassadorReverendWilliam Tolbert III says his office has been working along with numerous stakeholders to help sustain peace in Liberia.

Reverend Tolbert named some of the stakeholders as motorcyclists, the Liberia National Police, youth groups, traditional leaders and the Liberia Peace Building Office.

He said during their interactions, since he formally took over as Liberia’s National Peace Ambassador, messages of peace and non-violence continue to be preached.

Rev. Tolbert said:” The initiative has been taken to seven of Liberia’s fifteen counties, where the need to sustain the peace continues to be stressed, adding that the remaining counties will shortly be covered.”

He also called on the public not to brand motorcyclists who are ready and making constructive efforts to improve their lives as trouble makers.

Rev. Tolbert made the statement Thursday, November 9, 2017, when he addressed the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT) Weekly briefing in Monrovia.

Meanwhile,the Head of the National Traditional Council of Liberia, Zanzan Kawah, is calling on the public not to inflame current electoral dispute involving the Liberty Party and the National Elections Commission (NEC).

Chief Kawah made specific reference to the media and political stakeholders.

He   said unless care is taken of the peace being enjoyed in the country, the ongoing electoral dispute could get out of control.

Chief Kawah further said:” Hate messages and biased reportage could put Liberians against each other.”

He also warned against demonizing the Liberty Party for testing the country’s judicial system by taking its concerns to the court.

The Traditional Council Head also made the call Thursday, November 9, 2017, when he addressed the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT) Weekly briefing in Monrovia.

 


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