#Breaking Benoni Urey’s All Liberian party (ALP) and Prince Johnson’s The Liberian National Union Paty (LINU) have formed a collation for the upcoming national elections. It was not announced who would be the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidate.
Read the press release below.
JOINT DECLARATION BY THE ALL LIBERIAN PARTY (ALP), THE LIBERIAN NATIONAL UNION (LINU) AND THE MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY AND RECONSTRUCTION (MDR)
WE, the above mentioned Political Parties acting upon the functionary spirit and intent of the September 17, A.D. 2016 “Ganta Declaration”, do hereby reaffirm to further foster our commitments to said Declaration, and
TAKING into consideration our collective resolve in defeating the ruling establishment and its collaborators as the only hope of reversing the dangerous path upon which our country has been set a course, a perpetuation, which, if not averted, leads to a mirror image of our ugly past and its domineering one party political system which is a duplication of the same order, and
REALIZING, that only a genuine and united opposition coalition and also building on the achievement of the Ganta Declaration can we achieve this objective of redeeming Liberia from bad governance, and provide a credible national leadership for the upcoming 2017 General and Presidential Elections;
WHEREFORE, given that enough time has been spent by opposition political figures in Liberia in pursuing their individual objectives and ambitions while the Liberian People continue to endure the failed, inhumane policies and corrupt practices of the Unity Party Administration, we have decided that now is the time to embark upon a new course of action for the Opposition Community and the People of Liberia to usher in a new political order and,
NOW THEREFORE, we, the above listed Political Parties putting aside our differences, in pursuance of the supreme national interest of our Nation, do hereby, today, Friday, April 21, 2017 authorize the Joint Technical Committee (JTC), with its membership drawn from each Political Party to formulate a comprehensive and winnable strategy within one week as of the signing of this joint declaration for endorsement by the Joint National Executive Committee of the All Liberian Party (ALP), the Liberian National Union (LINU) and the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR);
UNDERSTANDABLY, said Joint Technical Committee is also charged with the mandate to work out modalities required for the holding of a National Convention to nominate the Presidential, Vice Presidential Candidates, and the National Leadership of the Coalition upon approval by the National Elections Commission (NEC);
IN SO DOING, LET THIS INSTRUMENT, TO WHICH WE HAVE AFFIXED OUR SIGNATURES ON THIS TWENTY FIRST DAY OF APRIL A.D.2017, IN THE CITY OF MONROVIA, THE COUNTY OF MONTSERRADO, REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, SERVE AS SUFFICIENT INDICATION OF OUR FERVENT DESIRES OF BUILDING A STRONGER, WINNABLE AND UNITED OPPOSITION COALITION GOING INTO THE 2017 ELECTIONS.
Hon. Benoni W. Urey
ALL LIBERIAN PARTY (ALP)
Senator Prince Yormie Johnson
MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY & RECONSTRUCTION
Hon. Nathaniel T. Blama, Sr.
LIBERIAN NATIONAL UNION (LINU)