The political leaders of the All Liberian Party, headed by businessman Benoni Urey; the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction, headed by Senator Prince Johnson, and Liberian National Union headed by Mr. Nathaniel Blama Sr. during the week signed an official joint declaration to unseat the ruling Unity Party and win the October election.
During the ceremony members of the three political parties were seen in a joy mood singing and shouting: “People who think that this ticket will not hold, it finally holds”.
At the same time the partisans used the occasion to describe the ticket of the three political opposition parties as the biggest and hottest merger, terming it as an electoral bomb for the October election of this year.
The joint declaration signed by the three political leaders stated that the parties acting upon the functionary spirit and intent of the September 17, 2016 “Ganta Declaration” reaffirmed to further foster such commitments.
The document furthered that only a genuine opposition coalition can achieve such objective of redeeming Liberia from bad governance, and help to provide a credible national leadership for the upcoming 2017 general and president elections.
“Giving that enough time has been spent by opposition political figures in Liberia in pursuing their individual objectives and ambitions while the Liberian people continue to endure the failed, inhumane politics and corrupt practices of the Unity Party Administration, we have decided that now is the time to embark upon a new course of action for the opposition community and the people of Liberia to usher in a new political order,” the declaration said.
We, the above listed political parties, the declaration stated, “putting aside our differences, in pursuance of the supreme national interest of our Nation, do hereby today Friday April 21, 2017 in the city of Monrovia, the county of Montserrado, Republic of Liberia, serve as sufficient indication of our fervent desires of building a stronger winnable and united opposition coalition going into the elections”.
Meanwhile the technical committee of the newly merge political parties has been given one week period to come up with a name and a ticket for the October presidential and representatives elections in Liberia.