Liberia: Liberty Party Sets up Committees, Looking Forward

Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence

The National Leadership of the Liberty Party, headed by Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence as political Leader, has with immediate effect constituted three committees on Restructuring, Political Negotiations, and Technical Affairs, respectively.

 The action of the LP Leader conforms with Article VI paragraph III of the Party's 2021 Constitution which provides that "The Standard Bearer/Political Leader, in consultation and collaboration with the NEC, shall formulate policy and procedures to implement the decisions of the National Convention, call Special Conventions as provided for in Article VIII, and take such other actions and proper measures that he/she may deem as necessary to advance the best interest of the Party".

According to the LP Political Leader, the Restructuring committee will review and restructure existing County, District, Clan, and Zonal Structures of LP across Liberia, fill vacancies, if any, either through elections or by consensus; and initiate the process of Membership Drive. Members of the restructuring committee are Hon. Hans Barchue, Chairman, Jacob J. Smith, Augustine Frederick, Jeremy Russell, Harrietta Barrain, and Madam Josephine Lester.

The Committee on Negotiations is, by the authority of the Political Leader, authorized to discuss any collaboration with like minded political parties ahead of the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections, negotiate roles of LP in any collaboration, and ensure the inclusion of LP’s Legislative candidates on the ticket of any collaboration.

The committee will also represent LP's interest in all political matters. Those appointed to this committee are Senator Abraham Darius Dillon, Chairman, Stephen J. H. Zargo, Jonathan L. Kaipay, Hans Barcheue, Jacob Smith, and Cllr. Carlos Smith, Atty. Kla-Edward Toomey, Kwame Ross, Priscilla Cooper, Philip Suah, and Cllr. Charlyne Brumskine. 

On the other hand, the Technical Committee will provide technical support, and organize strategies, plans, and programs for the 2023 Presidential and legislative elections. Monitor and evaluate every step of the National Elections Commission to observe trends, and ensure consistency between what the NEC releases to political parties and actual data. 

Train and monitor party agents, and poll watchers, check voters’ eligibility, manage the electoral, provide training for campaign staff, and advise LP and its collaborating partners on elections-related matters from the start of the Electoral circle to the release of Presidential and Legislative Elections results. Members of this committee are Augustine Fredrick, Chairman, T. Wilson Gaye, Naomi B. Moore, and Comfort U. Benson.

The Political Leader is therefore reassuring all partisans and the general public that as party leader, she is prepared to do all that is within her reach to make the Liberty Party more vibrant and well situated for the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections. Also, the Political Leader is of the ardent conviction that all partisans of the Liberty Party will lend full support to the operations of the above-mentioned committees in the spirit of advancing the best interest of the party.