“About five minutes after the presentation of the nomination papers of the party Standard Bearer and Vice Standard Bearer at the National Elections Commission ahead of the upcoming Legislative and Presidential elections, the Liberty Party began to receive news disseminated by operatives of the Unity Party that our Vice Standard Bearer Harrison Karnwea has been rejected by the NEC, ostensibly because of the Code of Conduct which requires appointed officials of government to resign prior to running for elected offices,” Sanvee declared.
Chairman Sanvee further noted that the apparent joint decision from the National Elections Commission and the Unity Party has made headlines on news outlets across the country, most notably, the National Broadcaster-ELBC and yet, the UP-NEC decision is yet to be communicated to the Liberty Party.
“This dangerous trend, of party-controlled Elections Commission, raises fundamental concerns about what lies ahead in this crucial electioneering period,” he said.
According to the Chairman, they regrettably request the public and International community to take note at this time that the integrity and credibility of the elections commission has been brought into question which could have far-reaching consequences if it is not brought to a check immediately.
However, LP condemns in the strongest term this latest development-the misfeasance and impartiality of the NEC.
Sanvee disclosed that the party is awaiting a formal communication from the National Elections Commission which will give rise to an additional response by the party.