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Elections Without Transparency Will Undercut Peace …Gongloe Asserts; As LPP Seeks Collaboration With CDC, Others

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MONROVIA: Presidential Aspirant, Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe, has underscored the need for collaboration involving all political parties in Liberia including the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), for transparent, free, fair, and credible Presidential and Legislative elections in the country in October this year.

Gongloe, a renowned human rights lawyer, who is the standard bearer of opposition Liberian People’s Party (LPP), said LPP seeks collaboration with other stakeholders on electoral issues, and not collaboration based on personality.

He said the LPP’s position is that all opposition political parties, including the governing CDC should be involved in ensuring the integrity of the electoral process, noting that, all should work together to ensure that the elections are free, fair, transparent and credible.
“We are prepared to engage with all political parties regarding the fairness of the election process because we understand that if the elections lack transparency or raises concerns about its integrity, it will undermine peace in Liberia,” said Gongloe, who is also immediate past President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA).

The LPP Political Leader made the statement on Wednesday June 21, 2023, at the LPP Headquarters in Congo Town, where he addressed a major Press Conference on variety of elections and peace-building issues.

He used the occasion to categorically debunk recent media reports that he planned to join the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) of Alexander Benedict Cummings.
On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, a local daily reported that Cllr. Gongloe held talks with Mr. Cummings to form a political marriage ahead of the October 10, elections.
According to Gongloe who is also former minister of Labor and former Solicitor General of Liberia, neither him nor his party has any plan of joining CPP.
He described the local daily’s publication as “false, misleading and unimaginable.”
He further said his party cannot, and will never abandon the quest of the Liberian people through the presidency to support personality.
“The LPP is opened to any political party, including the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change to form collaboration based on policies, not personal gains.”
The presidential hopeful and legal luminary has however, admonished the citizens across the country not to give credence to such information that has no iota of truth.
The former Labor Minister said there is no plan for the LPP to join the CPP. He added LPP is focused on securing a place on the ballot because it has numerous Legislative aspirants who intend to contest under the party’s ticket.
The “Liberia People’s Party is fully committed to participating in the October 10, 2023 Legislative and Presidential elections,” he emphasized.

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