Opposition CPP announces nationwide protest

The Opposition, Collaborating Political Parties, says it will begin a sustained nationwide protest beginning 28th October to bring to government and international partners attention several ills in the Liberian society.

The CPP says this came out of a Wednesday’s conference after flagging series of irregularities of the electoral process ahead of December 8 senatorial midterm election.

This protest according to the CPP will continue until demands which include but not limited to cleaning the Voter Roll, cancelling and properly re-doing the just ended what they termed ‘Fraudulent’ voter roll update, and other issues of national concern affecting the lives of the people, are addressed.

‘This decision comes at a time when our country is on a path of imminent decay as our systems fail us. We cannot overemphasize the importance of having free, fair and credible elections. We cannot overemphasize the importance of protecting your votes and ensuring that your voices are heard at the ballot box. A fraudulent and rigged election could be detrimental to our peace and stability,’ the CPP said in a release Thursday.

‘Therefore,’ the release continued, ‘We have begun engaging other political parties, pressure groups, civil society organizations, etc to join the CPP to protect our votes and fight for free, fair and transparent elections. We call on all Liberians, home and abroad to join this effort and mandate the government and its NEC to implement our demands in order to protect your votes and rescue the country from further decline.’

The government has not officially responded to the opposition pronouncement.

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