The Elections Commission of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has cleared nine persons to contest the union’s upcoming elections scheduled for Saturday, November 19, in Ganta, Nimba County.
According to a press release issued in Monrovia yesterday, those cleared are Abdullah A. Kamara and Charles Coffey for the position of President, while Jallah Grayfield, Omecee Johnson and Octavin Williams are cleared to contest the vice president position.
Others the Election Commission certified are Daniel Nyankonah, Jr, the lone candidate for the position of secretary general, while Darus Zinnah, David Kolleh and Jutonu Youwateh Kollie were declared eligible to contest the assistant secretary general position.
The Commission also said that one of the applicants, Winnie Saywah-Jimmy, has withdrawn her candidacy for the position of secretary general citing personal and procedural reasons.
The PUL Elections Commission says it will declare campaign formally opened following the publication of the list of qualified candidates. Campaigning will run up to midnight of November 18.
The release also says the debate for the elections will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 8:30 a.m. and will run up to 11a.m. Polls will open from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Commission is urging qualified candidates to immediately forward the name of one person as their duly assigned monitor or observer at the polls to facilitate accreditation.
The Commission is calling on all journalists, particularly qualified candidates, to observe the timetable and the elections guidelines issued recently as there will be strict adherence to these set rules and regulations.