Speaking to journalists at the party’s headquarters in Sinkor, the Secretary General of the party Gabriel Saydee said that, after receiving a little over 75 applications, the vetting committee qualified 36 aspirants to contest on the party’s ticket for the October 10, 2017 elections.
The chairman of the vetting committee Saydee said that all of those candidates were unopposed in the districts.
According to him, the 11 pending primaries will be conducted beginning today at the party’s 5th street headquarters and subsequently lead for the counties to climax the entire process on July 2, 2017.
Chairman Saydee disclosed that the party will not feature a presidential candidate in the coming elections, but rather support competent and renowned Liberians for the representative seats who the electorates will deem necessary to vote into office.
“We will not put out or support a presidential candidate in this election, we are prepared to win representative seats, we will support and campaign for all of our candidates,” he said.
The CLP Chief Scribe noted that the party will do due diligence to all partisans who are participating in the primaries.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Coalition for Liberia Progress, Amos N. Tubor Jr. said the vetting process has demonstrated the exclusive confidence confided in them by the leadership of the party.
Tubor, who is also a representative aspirant, considered the vetting process as one of the best since the country gained independence.
He urged all partisans to rally around would be candidates to enable them win majority seats in the House of Parliament as a new party.
LINU Elects New Officials
Nathaniel T. Blama, Sr
By: Momoh B. Siryon
Ahead of the October 10, 2017 Representatives and Presidential elections, partisans of Liberia National Union (LINU) have elected new executive officers to steer the affairs of the party for the next six years.
Those elected include: Nathaniel T. Blama, Sr National Chairman; J. Jerome Slojue, National Vice Chair for Administration; Grace W. Biah, National Vice Chair for Political Affairs; Amos K. Sembay, National Vice Chair for Legal Affairs; Alex Voker, National Vice Chair for Recruitment and Mobilization; and Albertha Tuku Johnson, National Vice Chair for International Affairs.
Others are Edward Jusu Soko, National Secretary General; Daniel Allison, Assistant Secretary General for Press and Documentation, Assistant Secretary for Fiscal Affairs; Alfreda Steward, National Treasurer; Andrew Cooper, National Chair for Youth Congress; Aletha M. Sangah, National Chair for Women Congress, and Edwin Korvah, National Chaplain.
In an exclusive interview with this medium, LINU National Chairman,
Nathaniel T. Blama, Sr. disclosed that at the end of a two days convention in Kakata, Margibi County, the party confirmed and elected over 40 representative aspirants to represent the party during the elections.
He said, at the 4th national convention, new executive officers were elected to lead the party for six years.
Chairman Blama disclosed that the political leadership position remains vacant due to lack of interest from any partisan, but admitted that it will be filled in subsequent time.
The former political leader warned young voters not to hasten in making decision as to who to vote for, but be very careful how to decide the future of the nation.
He however admitted that Vice President Joseph N. Boakai is one of the experienced and admirable individuals the country can boast of, but he is very old to be elected as president of Liberia.
“It is about time to see a breakthrough in the generational gap. We need to look for new and fresh experience to lead us; old experience is not necessary, it is like old wine in new bottle,” he said.
According to him, a president should be an energetic person, who will be able to make decisions, a competent person who can move around.
“To get on par with our neighboring countries, it will take us 25-30 years, looking at the old man age, he can’t take us there,” he added.