Following months of legal battle, the high court of Liberia (Supreme Court) finally rules in favor of the former ruling Unity Party.
The Court also stressed that the Unity Party of former Vice President Amb. Joseph Nyumah Boakai can now field a senatorial candidate in Lofa County.
This means, Alexander Cummings of the Alternative National Congress and Chairman Musa Hassan Bility of the Liberty Party’s second fraction have fallen prey to the rule of law in favor of the UP of Amb. Boakai.
It also indicates that the UP and All Liberian Party of businessman Benoni Urey now have the legal right to withdraw from the Collaborating Political Parties, as initially opposed by the ANC and Bility’s LP fraction on grounds that a specific clause within the CPP Framework Document does not give said authorization.
Meanwhile, minutes after the final ruling by the Court Friday, Ambassador Boakai took to his official Facebook page, congratulating his party’s executives for the landmark victory.
Below is his congratulatory statement.
“My Fellow Liberians,
Today, the Supreme Court of Liberia has ruled that the Unity Party can field a Candidate in the Lofa County Senatorial by-election.
This is not only a victory for the people of Lofa County, but a momentous victory for the people of Liberia, and signifies renewed hope that Liberia is on its way to experiencing selfless, quality leadership; a leadership that you can trust!
As Standard Bearer of the ever-potent Unity Party, I congratulate the legal team headed by former Chief Justice Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott, Chairman Amin Modad and the leadership of the Party, partisans and supporters of the UP, the All Liberian Party of my good friend Benoni Urey, and Liberty Party of our distinguished Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence for this remarkable success. This victory is the beginning of what will happen in 2023!
In the coming days, you will begin to see a mass movement of Liberians, both at home and abroad, subscribing to this vessel of honor, with a strong determination to restore Liberia’s lost image. Get ready, Liberia will rise again!