The National Elections Commission (NEC) on Thursday December 29, 2016 certificated the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)
The Coalition for Democratic Change consists of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), the Liberia People Democratic Party (LPDP) and the National Patriotic Party (NPP).
Presenting the certificate at a colorful program held in the James M. Fromayan Conference Hall, the Chairman of NEC, Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya said that the Coalition had met all of the requirements in keeping with Chapter 8, Section 8.5 of the New Elections Laws of Liberia as amended in 2004 to be certificated as a registered Political Organization.
The NEC Boss added that the Commission had observed that some political party Leaders were engaged in making false statements that have the propensity to damage the capability of the Commission.
Chairman Korkoya challenged the Coalition to be a responsible organization, at the same time calling on all political parties to remain engaged with the Commission regularly and further assured the free access of commissioner offices at all times.
The Chairman of NEC made this appeal to registered political parties with intention to encourage their partisans to get involved with the Voter Registration Process in order to meet the target to register 2.5 million eligible voters.
Responding on behalf of the Organizing Committee, the Chairman of the Coalition, Nathaniel McGill thanked the NEC for the accreditation of the Coalition and pledged the organization’s commitment to the electoral process and promised to work within the confines of the Laws.
Chairman McGill praised the NEC for its hard work and called on the commission to remain an Independent Electoral Body charged with conducting free, fair and credible Election, comes 2017.
The Organizing Committee Chairman made a direct appeal to the Government of Liberia to make good on its promise to provide the necessary funds require to the Commission on time. McGill added that the delay in the allotment of funds to the NEC was becoming worrisome to all Liberians.