United Nation Secretary General Special Representative to Liberia, Farid Zarif, has met with officials of the opposition Liberty Party, as part of efforts to ensure peaceful and credible elections.
During Monday’s meeting, Liberty Party’s political leader, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, accused Internal Affairs Minister, Henrique Tokpa, of denying opposition political parties access to government facilities in the counties.
Cllr. Brumskine also accused State-run ELBC of favoring the ruling Unity Party’s standard bearer, Vice President Boakai and blackmailing the Liberty Party.
The standard bearer of Liberty Party said these actions on the part of the Internal Affairs Minister and ELBC, are unhealthy for the 2017 political campaign.
Brumskine has cautioned Minister Tokpa and ELBC management to give equal access to all regardless of political affiliation to ensure a level playing field during the upcoming Legislative and Presidential elections.
He said the Liberty Party is a party of inclusion that comprises of every Liberian, including Muslins, Christians, the old and young, as well people from poor and wealthy background.
The presidential hopeful reiterated plans to slash the salaries and benefits of President and Vice President by 30 percent, if elected Liberia’s next president.
According to the presidential aspirant, the 30 percent cut will go towards increment of Civil Servants salaries and improvement of the Health and Education sectors.
Cllr. Brumskine furthered that he would also convince members of the Legislature to cut-down their individual salaries and benefits.