Liberia, September 27, 2023: The Opposition Political Parties is rallying the National Elections Commission (NEC) to ensure a free fair and transparent election.
Major opposition leaders, in a press statement issued Monday September 25, 2023, indicated that that have agreed to cooperate to protect and safeguard the votes of the Liberian people and to ensure the integrity of the electoral process.
The Opposition Political leaders collectively called on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to immediately release the Final Registration Roll (FRR) of certified voters, categorized by location, and to ensure its timely distribution to all political parties and independent candidates. “Delays in releasing the FRR will not only undermine transparency but also threaten the credibility of the electoral process”.
“Timely access to the FRR is essential for all political parties and stakeholders to prepare adequately for the elections and to ensure the integrity of the process. We call upon all Liberian citizens to remain peaceful as we renew our commitments to a violent-free election as well as to ensure the integrity of the votes of Liberians”.
The political parties hence noted that the elections must be seen by Liberians as be free, fair, and credible. “We are committed to this shared duty because we understand that Liberia’s democracy thrives only when citizens actively participate and their government acts to uphold their rights and democratic values”.
They highlighted that Peaceful civic engagement is the cornerstone of democracy, and they pledged to collectively work to achieve that goal
“We remind the Weah-led government of its significant responsibility for conducting a free, fair, and credible election. It is, therefore, imperative that the government ensures the electoral systems function efficiently and that all necessary resources are adequately provided to facilitate a smooth and credible election”.
In conclusion, the Opposition The opposition Political Parties called on all stakeholders, including the NEC and the government, to meet their responsibilities and work together to ensure that the upcoming elections are a true reflection of the will of the Liberian people.
“We will continue to engage constructively with the NEC and international partners as we all strive to sustain Liberia’s peace.
Those opposition political parties who signed the statement include: African Liberation League, Collaborating Political Parties,Liberian National Union,Liberia’s People PartyLiberia Restoration Party and Reformers National Congress.