Judge Peter Gbenewelleh of the Civil Law Court has forwarded the case involving suspended Unity Party chairman Wilmot Paye to the Supreme Court, noting that the questions raised by the case are inherently constitutional in nature and must, therefore, be addressed by the nation’s highest court.
Suspended Unity Party chairman Wilmot Paye has filed a new petition to the Civil Law Court for a declarative judgment. Paye was suspended by the Unity Party National Executive Committee on January 21 for holding a press conference asking members and supporters of the party not to participate in the January 6 protest organized by the Council of Patriots.
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Liberian government released a statement criticizing the organizers of the June 7 protest for their unwillingness to present their petition to the government; however, the protesters say the government reneged on its agreement to have an elected senior government official receive its petition.
Minutes following President George Weah’s highly anticipated speech on the state of the economy, the chairpersons of three collaborating opposition political parties have described the speech as “poorly written.”
The Supreme Court has finally ruled on a request for a writ of prohibition filed by Liberty Party, ordering the National Elections Commission to hold off on holding a runoff election until fraud claims brought by the party are investigated.
In the wake of irregularities that characterized the October 10 presidential and representatives election, three political parties say the National Elections Commission cannot conduct any free, fair, and transparent presidential election runoff.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recent meeting with 19 election magistrates of the National Elections Commission at her home continues to receive criticism.
The chairman of the governing Unity Party, Wilmot Paye, has expressed concern over President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s ‘secret’ meeting with magistrates of the National Elections Commission.