The Chairman of the newly established Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Dee Maxwell Saah Kemayah has called on authorities of the National Election Commission (NEC) to be more autonomous and impartial in the discharge of their functions.
The MOVEE Chairman’s statement was contained in remarks he made at the anniversary celebration of the Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinions (CEIO) in Monrovia over the weekend. Mr. Kemayah lamented that it is expedient for the NEC to ensure that political actors who refuse to abide by the rules governing electoral processes face the wrath of the law. According to him, the responsibility of the Commission remains to formulate and robustly enforce guidelines controlling the conduct of all elections to elective public offices and ensure that guidelines are consistent with the provisions of the Constitution and Elections Law of Liberia. He further indicated that the NEC must remain truly autonomous and impartial in an effort in order to robustly contribute to the building and strengthening of a democratic society in Liberia through the conduct of free, fair, credible and transparent elections. However, Kemayah told the gathering that the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) remains a vibrant political party that is committed to ensuring economic empowerment for all Liberians, who are in dire need of empowerment from a devastating regime. “We subscribe to a Liberia where citizens are empowered and citizens take ownership of the economy for the benefit of all”, he averred. He further divulged that MOVEE will ensure that Liberian are taken from the state of poverty to being empowered, and that citizens will be able to pay their children’s schools and put food on the table for their respective families. “We want a change of course, because poverty is a menace, and the current government is not interested in improving the poverty stricken condition of the vast majority of its citizens therefore”, he intimated.