Speaking at the program Former Minister Ngafuan cautioned politicians not to pursue their individual ambitions or support to preferred candidates by treading on paths that have the net effect of making the “Supreme Court to be regarded as a Supreme Joke”.
He made the statement yesterday at an endorsement ceremony organized by FAN where he pointed out that political parties and political actors should reflect and commit themselves to taking the right action) in respecting the rule of law.
“On March 3, 2017, the Supreme Court handed its ruling declaring the Code of Conduct constitutional. Although I had wished that Supreme Court would have handed down its ruling much earlier, I still want to commend the Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court for passing on this contentious matter,” Ngafuan said.
According to him after the Supreme Court's ruling on the Code of Conduct, the National Elections Commission stated that some provisions of the Code of Conduct have now become part and parcel of the body of legal instruments that will govern the holding of elections in 2017.
The Code of Conduct, he said, is now a part of the body of laws passed by the three branches of governments and as such all patriotic Liberians are obliged to obey said law.
“It is normal for any Liberian who meets the legal requirements to pursue his ambition for public office. It is also normal for Liberians not contesting public office, whether they are in country or out of country, in government or out of government, are members of political parties or members of no party, to prefer one aspirant or candidate over the others” he noted.
What is unfair and not normal, he noted is for us to undermine the rule of law and the peace and tranquility of the country as we pursue individual ambitions or support to the candidates preferred by us.