On July 25, 2018, I lamented our claim to independence for not taking ownership of our failings or actions within our control to change the trajectory of our nation. Having read the editorial by FrontPage Africa’s Rodney Sieh published on 25 July 2019, I felt obliged to give a different analysis. There are some points in the piece that I agree with, but a lot I believe are misplaced. I would like to deconstruct the narrative proffered by my countryman, whom I respect and applaud for his excellent investigative reporting.
Though endorsed as senatorial and representative candidates by the Unity Party, the Liberty Party, the Alternative National Congress, and the All Liberian Party, it appears that candidates Abraham Darius Dillion and Telia Urey are left alone to woo voters and canvass for opposition victory in vote-rich Montserrado, which seems unfair.
With barely two days to the June 7 protest, Monrovia saw a buildup of tension that produced unrests in some parts of the capital.
The National Elections Commission has failed to provide the provisional listing of candidates contesting in the Montserrado representative and senatorial by-elections by the deadline it set.
The National Elections Commission has released its calendar of key activities for the Montserrado senatorial by-election. The dates will also possibly affect the by-election for Montserrado’s thirteenth district.
Montserrado’s tenth district representative, Yekeh Kolubah, has pledged his support to the opposition collaborating political parties. He did so on Sunday after he led a team of supporters to Unity Party’s headquarter in Congo Town.
Cuttington University Alumni Association has inducted new officials to steer its affairs for the next three years, with the new president promising to address the university’s financial woes through a US$1 million endowment fund.
Cuttington University’s president, Herman Browne, has promised a new charter in administering the affairs of the university, where the faculty and students will be part of decision making processes. He made the statements during a reinstatement ceremony on August 31.