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Chairman Korkoya Certificates RDC

By Alvin Worzi

With less than 105 days to the holding of the presidential and legislative elections on October 10, the National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday certificated four new political parties, bringing the total number of recognized and registered political parties in the country to 26.

The four new political parties are the Redemption Democratic Congress (RDC), Liberia Restoration Party (LRP), the Liberia for Prosperity Party (LPP), and the Democratic Justice Party (DJP).

Shortly after the parties’ certification, NEC chairman Jerome George Korkoya urged each of their representatives to conduct their political activities in the ambit of the commission’s rules and regulations.

The NEC is the only body by law clothed with the mandate to certificate political parties and conduct elections for all public offices in the country.

Chairman Korkoya Certificates LRP

For that, Korkoya said multi-party democracy provides the space for political debates to enhance and promote smooth and peaceful democratic activities.

“We are certificating you at a very significant time when the country is in the middle of crucial elections. By certificating you, it means that you are now part and parcel of our democratic process,” Korkoya among other things told representatives of the political parties.

He added that the accreditation of political parties is guaranteed by the Liberian Constitution. Yesterday’s certification of the four additional parties brings to 26 the total number of registered political parties gearing up for the October polls.

Reverend Victor Saylee Sr., the RDC chairman who received the certificate of accreditation from the NEC on behalf of his colleagues, said the party is poised to redeem the country by putting it back in the hands of Liberians after several years of hardship.

Rev. Saylee said RDC’s quest is to ensure that the class system, which has done more harm than good for the country, is totally eradicated.

“We want to thank NEC for recognizing us today. Liberia is at a crossroads and needs redemption, and that’s why we are here to ensure that we deliver the country. The party is here to solve the country’s many woes,” Rev. Saylee said.

Reverend Jomah Woiwor, LRP chairman, said despite the late accreditation of the party, the leadership stands strong and ready to capture state power at the ensuing October poll.

He said Liberians will have a say in the running of their own country, irrespective of status.

“The LRP is here to make those necessary corrections of those mistakes that were made in the past. We are strong and remain so to capture state power in October,” Woiwor declared.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Chairman Korkoya, you can register hundreds of parties, but don’t mess with the will of the electorates as will be specifically expressed by their votes whenever you and your aunty or whatever deem it okay to conduct the elections. The perception is that if you do, even $USD 50 million gift from … or a Nigerian billionaire or whomsoever won’t be enough to buy you peace of mind, anywhere, to put it mildly.

    We Liberians are so freaking greedy that we have already forgotten that elections’ shenanigans in next door Ivory Coast caused two civil wars which resulted in the deaths of thousands of Ivorian citizens. Even today the polarization of those conflicts are still hot embers in spite of the presence of French – supported UNMIL troops.

  2. I wonder Korkoya is getting mad with the continue certification of additional political parties with less three months to the holding of elections in October? Is this man and his group of commissioners getting crazy at NEC office? Does multi-party democracy means more than 25 political parties or more than one? When are we going to understand the true meaning of democracy in this country. Even those who held degrees are still overstepping in the discharge of their duty in this country like they have swallowed their brain.

  3. Hey,
    The Party you have not heard of is, World Liberian Congress ( WLC ).
    You may not hear anything more about this Party in this election season.
    This is the one party to belong to as Liberians.

  4. i am getting mad with the mr. American-Liberian for his continua approval of political parties. it is because of money greed. now the great America we have imitating has two parties system then just a little village called liberia more than 15 political parties. my people where are coming from and where are going in life. so, if all Liberians will agree with me, then we can better sell this honey farm called liberia, then we all can live as foreigners. because i think it is the only time we will enjoy this land we have labored for upon which others losses their lives.

  5. i am getting mad with the mr. American-Liberian for his continua approval of political parties. it is because of money greed. now the great America we have imitated has two parties system then just a little village called liberia more than 15 political parties. my people where are coming from and where are going in life. so, if all Liberians will agree with me, then we can better sell this honey farm called liberia, then we all can live as foreigners. because i think it is the only time we will enjoy this land we have labored for upon which others losses their lives.

  6. I hereby support commands made that have to do with the Liberian political parties continue to increase on a daily basis, here are some questions for the Liberian people. (a) What is the total population of Liberia? (b) All those registered as political parties do they love Liberia? (c) Are they educated? (d) What are the reasons for which they all want to become president for Liberia? (e) Do they read or learn on other Countries political parties system? and (f) Can any of these people give the Liberian people good future? I think it is now time that we Liberian put things in place, having over twenty (20) political parties taking part in the October 2017 election within this small Country of less population make no sense; all because of power greed why not Liberian try to join the four (4) parties system practiced by our neighboring Countries? Are we the only educated people? My dear brothers and sisters stand for your Country and tell these people the truth.

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