The Inquirer is a leading independent daily newspaper published in Liberia, based in Monrovia. It is privately owned with a "good reputation".

Joint Security Warns Political Parties

Liberia’s Joint State Security comprising of the military, police, immigration, fire services, drug enforcement agency, among others, has warned political parties and their leaderships, against making self-declaratory statements ahead of the Tuesday, November 14 polls.
Chairman of the Joint Sate Security and Justice Minister, Frank Musa Dean, told the media last Friday, November 10 in Monrovia, that political parties and their candidates must refrain from making any self-declaratory pronouncement, which has the potential of undermining the peace and security of the country.
He said the National Elections Commission (NEC) is the only statutory body charged with the responsibility by law to conduct and announce elections results in the country, and not individual (s), political party (ies), or any other organization.
Dean said whether true or false, the apparatus has been investigating several stories reported by both the traditional or social media, aimed at undermining the peace and security of the State, which does not augur well.
He continued that any act or activity created to cause instability by making false announcement or self-declaration of the runoff result, shall be dealt with by the Joint Security; therefore, political parties and their leaderships are warned against making pre-declaratory statements, and should govern themselves accordingly.
The security’s impromptu press conference last Friday, November 10, came on the heels of Gbarpolu County’s Senator-elect, Amara Mohammed Konneh’s interview, granted to the OK FM during the same week in Monrovia, stating that the run-off results shall be known to the opposition Unity Party (UP) by 3 AM on Wednesday, November 15, outside NEC’s official announcement.
The former Minister of Finance and Development Planning, who contested in Gbarpolu County as an Independent Candidate for the Senate and won, declared support to the candidacy of the opposition Unity Party (UP), under the flagship of Joseph Nyumah Boakai in the Tuesday, November 14, and has been making some inflammatory comments both on his Facebook page and that of the traditional media.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.