The National Elections Commission (NEC) on Friday, April 2, accredited and certificated a new political party known as the People’s Restoration Party (PRP) as a registered political entity in the country.
Presenting the certificate to PRP chairman, the Chairperson of the NEC, Davidetta Browne Lansanah, urged the newly organized political party to work for the growth of Liberia’s democracy as guaranteed by the law of Liberia.
Cllr. Lansanah cautioned the PRP against acts that will undermine the political structure of the country’s democracy.
She said, “As Chairperson of the NEC, I hereby declared and certificate the People’s Restoration Party (PRP) as duly registered political party with all rights and privileges that are pertained there to.”
In response, PRP organizing Chairman, Richmond D.K. Yarkpah, thanked the NEC commissioners for the professional services they continue to provide for the people of Liberia and the support to enhance the multiparty democracy in the country, which has given them the opportunity to be duly registered and accredited to operate in Liberia as a political party.
“I want to begin by saying today, that history has been made. The PRP is being certificated here in Liberia during the time Christ was crucified and resurrected. Oh, what the divine favor that God has bestowed upon this great party that has come to carry on total restoration in our country!” He said.
Chairman Yarkpah told the NEC commissioners that the certification of the People’s Restoration Party, with motto: “Hope for Liberia, Think Change and Act Now to Rebuild,” will work tirelessly to ensure that Liberia is free from political bondage.
“We want to assure you at NEC that the People’s Restoration Party will uphold the Constitution of Liberia and the NEC’s regulations, and will work closely with the electoral body in keeping with the rule of Law,” he vowed.
This party, chairman Yarkpah said will be different from the other political parties because PRP is getting her inspiration from God, “And we have come so that we can restore the dignity of our people.”
Meanwhile, political commentators say it is highly unlikely that most of these parties will put out candidates across the country due to capacity issues, while a number of them may enter alliances with the major parties and field aspirants in areas they see as their strongholds.