In the latest development in the testy Press Union of Liberia elections, aggrieved members of the group have withdrawn a complaint filed before the Civil Law Court, paving the way for a final resolution of the crisis surrounding the union’s elections.
The judge of the Civil Law Court B, Roland Dahn, has ordered lifted the injunction placed upon the Press Union of Liberia’s previously scheduled election, which failed to take place on Saturday, Nov. 9.
The Civil Law Court of Monrovia on Saturday placed a preliminary injunction on the leadership election of the Press Union of Liberia.
The Press Union of Liberia hurriedly announced the start of its elective congress on Thursday, amid signs that the congress may suffer from a court injunction.
The National Media Council of Liberia has requested to meet with the Press Union of Liberia’s disqualified presidential candidate, Facia Harris, and members of the union’s elections committee for a hearing.
Facia Harris, the lone female presidential candidate in the Press Union of Liberia’s election who was disqualified by the elections committee, has vowed to ensure that her rights are respected.
As the Press Union of Liberia prepares for its congress in November, the election committee has qualified nine candidates to contest for the union’s leadership.
Jonathan Paye-Layleh, the BBC correspondent for Liberia, has accused the National Security Agency deputy director Sam Sanyon and his Freedom FM radio station of a character assassination campaign against the journalist.