Liberty Party will not endorse UP nor CDC in runoff – Brumskine

Liberty Party’s Political Leader, Cllr. Charles Brumskine has said the Party as a political institution has taken a decision to endorse neither the Unity Party nor the CDC in the runoff election.

Liberians are on 26th December expected to vote in a runoff election to choose between Vice President Joseph Boakai of the ruling Unity Party and Senator Weah of the opposition CDC as successor of President Sirleaf whose two-term of office is nearing an end.

Addressing a news conference in Monrovia on Tuesday, Cllr. Brumskine told his partisans and officials to endorse either of the two contenders.

Tuesday’s news conference lays to rest a standoff among party officials and ordinary partisans of the Liberty over the recent controversial endorsement by Party Chairman, Benjamin Sanvee and others of Senator Weah of the CDC.

Cllr. Brumskine said the Party respects the decision of partisans, who have already endorsed the UP or CDC, saying that they still remain members of Liberty Party.

Brumskine, who took third place in the first round of voting, said he is prepared to work with anyone that wins the presidency.

Cllr. Brumskine and his Liberty Party recently lost a landmark case at the Supreme Court of Liberia against the National Elections Commission or NEC on allegations of fraud and irregularities in the October 10 polls.

Cllr. Brumskine was joined by the Unity Party in his call for a rerun of the election, thereby questioning the professionalism of the electoral commission and demanding its commissioners be fired.

By: Preston Gayflor

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