Enforcing Code of Conduct could lead to trouble – Aspirant foresees

A resident of Montserrado County District ‘8’ has said the Code of Conduct is a threat to national peace and stability.

Sackie Kennedy, an aspirant for the district seat said he foresees crisis, if the Liberian Government insists on enforcing the Code of Conduct in the pending 2017 Legislative and Presidential Elections.
Mr. Kennedy told newsmen in Monrovia during the weekend that Liberia is still in a transitioning period and that the application of unpopular laws like the code of conduct would disenfranchise Liberians desirous of contesting the elections.
Kennedy is asking stakeholders in the electoral process to consider the security of the state by taking the necessary steps to up hold the peace Liberia currently enjoys.
Part V. Sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the Code seeks to exclude from contesting any presidential appointees, who did not resigned their posts two or three years prior to declaring their intention to contest for public office.
The chairman of the Governance Commission Dr. Amos Sawyer made similar pled recently, when he recommended that Part V. Sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the heavily debated Code of Conduct be considered “inapplicable” to the 2017 Presidential and Legislative elections.

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