The leadership of the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) has released guidelines that would lead to peaceful conduct in its pending elections.
In keeping with the guidelines, all individuals wishing to contest any of the eight positions must, firstly, be a Liberian between the ages of 15 and 35; must be nominated by an associate member organization of the FLY.
Candidates must also accompany their nomination with a valid birth certificate, passport, curriculum vitae with university record(s), and a police clearance.
They should have proven a record of being actively engaged with youth activities in Liberia for at least two years prior to being nominated and have the ability to provide leadership for the FLY. Candidates must not have any proven record of criminal activities or act (s); must accompany nomination with a page detailing information of service in youth activities and ability to execute the function of the position to which he/she is being nominated including at least three references.
One vying must not be an active card holding member of any political party, and must not be within the employ of the Government of Liberia for at least four months prior to being nominated.
Other specific guidelines include education qualifications that have to do with university degree, etc.
At a recent press conference in Monrovia, FLY secretary-general, Flamah Howard and the election co-chair, Thomas Mulbah, in two separate remarks, told reporters that in keeping with the constitution of the FLY, an independent election commission (IEC) was constituted to help with the conduct of a ‘free, fair and transparent’ electoral process.
Accordingly, three persons including the chairman, Laffia Kaba, the co-chair, Thomas Mulbah, the secretary-general, Jacob Flomo and a member, Mmobeydo N. Joah Harrell were selected to manage the electoral process.
“We assure the public, particularly the youth community, of conducting an election free from violence and intimidation, adding that transparency remains the focus of the commission,” Mr. Mulbah declared.
Posts to be contested for in the upcoming FLY elections include president, 1st, 2nd and 3rd vice presidents respectively. Other positions are secretary-general, deputy secretary-general/administration, deputy secretary/finance and deputy/program.