Monrovia: In continuation of its efforts to promote and protect its democratic credentials, the Liberia People Democratic Party (LPDP)–a constituent member of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), is expected to hold its 2nd National Convention on December 10, 2022, in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Western Liberia.
It can be recalled in 2017, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of current President George Manneh Weah, the National Patriotic Party (NPP) of current Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, and the Liberia People Democratic Party (LPDP) of former Speaker J. Alex Tyler, Sr. entered into a coalition agreement in 2017, as a way of uniting front to participate in the then 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections for which they won becoming the first coalition to win a Presidential election in the political history of Liberia.
The impending convention, according to a release of the party will be used as a panacea to elect new corps of officers to lead the party at different levels for a period that is expected to be determined by the delegates to the Convention. The release further that the upcoming Convention will bring together delegates from the 15 political sub-divisions of Liberia in a democratic process.
Positions that are expected to fill at the Convention include Standard Bearer, National Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons, Secretary General, Youth and Women Leagues Chairpersons, Counties Chairperson, and others.
The release also further that a formal notice relative to the conduct of the Convention has been forwarded to the National Elections Commission (NEC) as required by Chapter III Section 3.4c of the National Elections Commission law relating to Political Parties and Independent Candidates which states:
“Notice of every convention shall be given maximum publicity by the party through all appropriate means at least fourteen (14) days before the start of the convention. The means of publicity shall include but not be limited to: broadcasting the notice on radio and in the print media for not less than seven (7) consecutive days. The party shall also include a formal notification and invitation to the Commission. Said notification to the Commission shall include the list of convention committee members submitted by the party chairperson or party designee consistent with its bylaws and constitution”.
The Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP) was established on June 14, 2015, with the overall objective of using democratic and lawful means to reconcile and unite the people of Liberia.
By Alexander Z. Nyeneken.