Photo: All-Liberian Party Presidential Candidate Mr.Benoni Urey arrivals at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALL LIBERIAN PARTY – ALP
Old Road, Congo Town
As the wheels of democracy continue to turn, following the first round of the Presidential and Legislative elections that were held on October 10, 2017, it is propitious for the All Liberian Party (ALP) to express the following urgent imperatives:
1. We appeal to the Ministry of Justice to issue a Writ of Ne Exeat Republica – to restrain a person from leaving the country or the jurisdiction of the court; i.e., Cllr. Jerome George Kokoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC); Sam Joe, (Family in
Delaware); Boakai Fofana, (Family in Virginia);
- We seek the immediate resignation of the above-named individuals, who were at the forefront of the fraudulent orchestration of the National Elections via their positions within the hierarchy of the Commission;
- We request a thorough investigation of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her family members – especially Mr. Robert Allen Sirleaf, her son, and Mr. Amara Konneh, both Citizens of the United States of America, her many friends, etc, for their alleged involvement in the electoral process.
- We call upon the Embassy of the United States of America near Monrovia, to please impress upon their citizens to desist from interfering in our electoral process. As the US embassy is aware, it is a Federal offense for U.S. citizen(s) to get directly involved in the
political affairs of another country, especially criminally, during an election, because reliable sources have informed us that there appear to be certain signs of a number of foreigners ensconced in the political life of our country. As we might not have proof of other American citizens, we call upon the US Embassy, since they have already gotten involved in electoral process by issuing a statement, to furnish us with all their citizens who are already involved in the Liberian electoral process, and they must stop them, because many reliable sources have informed us that many immanent figures in the
electoral process and many government officials are American citizens. Therefore, we’re asking them to send us the listing of these citizens
- As the ALP has consistently furnished all international bodies – such as the US Government, the Carter Center, European Union, African Union, United Nations, ECOWAS, National Democratic Institute, the Election Observers, etc, – with various complaints during the course of the election process, and also those who were involved in the disenfranchisement of the Liberian people, the ALP is on record in stating that at the appropriate time, we will not fail in bringing to justice, in defense of the Liberian people. We believe that no stone will be left unturned. We will make sure that this criminal act never reoccurs in Liberia, and we will use every resource to undertake this determination.
- We concur with the editorial of the Daily Observer Newspaper (Vol.17.NO218 Monday, November 19, 2017) that, “not once ever…. since the inception of this government in 2006, has any US Ambassador made such blatant intrusion into our national affairs as Christine
Elder has now done. And her intrusion bears ill intent because it invokes threats of holding back future assistance and investments…”
- Not only does the ALP view Ambassador Elder’s statement as undermining the rule of law and the Honorable Supreme Court, but it also is a diplomatic coercion on the judicial process and the right to due process under the laws of the Republic of Liberia.
- The ALP is on the strongest conviction that much of the sharp reactions coming from some of Liberia’s International Partners on account of the ongoing electoral process can be attributed to the surreptitious workings of K. Reva Levinson, President Sirleaf’s public relations agent in Washington DC. She has kept the corridors of the United States Congress ill-informed on matters pertaining to Liberia, always at the behest of our failed leader whose frantic efforts to stay untouched by immanent successor is at a high cost to
the nation’s depleted coffers.
- The ALP, therefore, wishes to dispel the growing propaganda on the high price of living on the exorbitant cost of the on-going legal battles and to explain that with the festive season in it high moments, the scarcity of foreign exchange (US dollars) that makes it
difficult for imported items that should be readily available is a more accurate cause of our hardship and the persistent failure of the overall central Government policies.
- In conclusion, the ALP is fervently appealing to the understanding of the Liberian people, as our country traverses further towards
enhancement and consolidation of our young democracy.
Rev. David G. B. Kiamu
J. S. B. Theodore Momo
November 20, 2017