CLLR. Gongloe pledges support to UP

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With less than three weeks to the conduct of the November 14 presidential run-off elections in Liberia, the Liberian People’s Party (LPP) has officially endorsed the Unity Party (UP) of former Liberian Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, with the advancement of several recommendations to help move Liberia and its citizens forward in terms of economic growth and development. Renowned Liberian lawyer, who is also a former Solicitor General, Labour Minister and President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), Counselor Tiawan Gongloe is the Standard Bearer of the LPP. It can be recalled that early this week, the National Elections Commission (NEC) announced a run-off between the CDC and UP after the 20 political parties and independent candidates who participated in the October 10 presidential and legislative elections failed to accumulate 50 percent plus one vote to be declared the winner for the presidency in keeping with the 1986 Liberian Constitution. Addressing a news conference in Monrovia on Wednesday, October 25, Counselor Gongloe disclosed that results from the NEC show that the Liberian electorates voted for two of the 20 presidential candidates, virtually on an equal basis. He stated that though the LPP was “brutally critical” of the CDC and UP during the campaign period of the first round of voting based on their records of governance, the LPP has resolved to finally endorsed the UP following the holding of broad consultations conducted with partisans and members of the various auxiliary groups of the LPP in Liberia and the diaspora that supported him and his running-mate, Dr. Emmanuel Urey Yarkpawolo.

By Obediah Johnson/ Ablee-Jay TV

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