Liberty Party’s senatorial candidate for Montserrado County, Ben Sanvee, has described the President’s son, Robert A. Sirleaf, as one who lacks respect for the rule of law, having recently erected over two campaign billboards, despite the stay order placed by the Supreme Court against all campaign activities.
Mr. Sanvee said that by this action Robert Sirleaf not only ignored the “Stay Order” of the special senatorial election issued by Justice-in-Chambers, His Honor Philip A.Z. Banks, but Sirleaf has also disrespected, neglected and failed to obey the Supreme Court.
Mr. Sanvee, 34, said Mr. Sirleaf has in the past two days posted or planted one billboard in Parker Paint, Paynesville City, District # 4 and another at the Old Road Junction in Sinkor, District # 10.
Candidate Sanvee made the disclosure yesterday at a press conference held at his campaign headquarters on 5th Street Sinkor.
Mr. Sanvee announced that the Campaign Team for the Ben Sanvee for Senator of Montserrado County had formally complained of the violation by Robert Sirleaf to the National Elections Commission (NEC) and copied Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks.
“We are not going to take this one lightly. We will see to it that the rule of law prevails,” declared Sanvee.
Candidate Sanvee’s letter of complaint to the NEC, dated December 3, 2014, said: “This act is a flagrant disrespect of the stay order issued out of the highest court in our land, for which we call on the National Elections Commission immediately to inform the Supreme Court of the contempt and further call for immediate action against candidate Sirleaf in the face of this violation.” The letter is signed by Abraham Darius Dillion.
Mr. Sanvee told reporters that upon the lifting of the “Stay Order,” his campaign strategies will remain the same “to reach out door to door.” He dispelled rumors that he cannot pull a crowd.
“The safety of the voters amid the Ebola virus is our concern; we want the living to vote for us. And let us say that we remain a force to reckon with; so nobody should consider us an underdog,” Mr. Sanvee averred.
Meanwhile, when contacted, the spokesperson of the Robert Sirleaf Campaign Team, Steven Johnson, rubbished the allegations and said the billboards were planted on Thursday, one day before the “Stay Order” against the special senatorial election.
It may be recalled that the Justice-in-Chambers, His Honor Philip A.Z. Banks, on Friday placed a “Stay Order” to halt all election activities until the full bench of the Supreme Court hears and decides on the case.