Executives of Liberty Party on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 met with Niels Scott, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Liberia.
LP Chairman Musa Hassan Bility welcomed Mr. Scott and expressed the party’s willingness to continue to stand by the rule of law and ensure that democracy continues to take root in Liberia.
He said the founding father of Liberty Party, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, who birthday was observed the same day they met the UN Official, was a man of peace and always used the rule of law to champion every course of action including his stance in 2017 when the party felt cheated.
Chairman Bility said the ANC and LP will continue their engagement on the path of law in ensuring that CPP Framework Document is respected and followed and no amount of protest or chicanery will stall that.
The LP was keen on the 2023 elections and voting processes calling for the use and funding of a digital voting system where there will be a one man one vote system and an overall audit of the voters roll.
LP Executives including Hilton Pow, Vice Chair for Legal Affairs, Togar Alexander Bealded, Vice Chair for Auxiliaries, Wadei Powell, Vice Chair for Political Affairs attended the meeting. Others were Menepakei Dumoe, Vice for Press and Public Affairs, Elder Jallah, Vice Chair for Operations, James Yougie, Vice Chair for Planning and Programs amongst others attended the high level meeting.
The LP Executives maintained that funding a biometric system in-spite of its high cost is far better than having a flawed electoral system that could plunge a nation in crisis and call for more funding and interventions.
Mr. Scott, however, said it was good to be at LP’s HQ and to hear from the party some of the issues they are confronted with and how the UN could continue the path that will drive peace, development and unity in Liberia working with all actors of the political divide.
He was amazed by the level of development and said the UN should have made such visited longer to ascertain more issues ahead of the General and Presidential Elections.
He said the UN will continue to stand with Liberia in her quest for democratic growth and development.
Mr. Scott has more than 25 years of experience in international cooperation, development coordination, humanitarian assistance, crisis management and peacebuilding support, which he has acquired at the United Nations and externally.
At the United Nations, he served as Acting United Nations Resident Coordinator in Burundi, after occupying a similar position in Indonesia and serving as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia.
He also held leadership positions with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), including Head of Office in Libya and Côte d’Ivoire, Acting Head of Office in Haiti and Chief of the Humanitarian Coordination Support as well as the Disaster and Vulnerability Policy sections respectivel