By: Washington Tumay Watson -email@example.com
MONROVIA-Liberia’s longtime Human Rights Lawyer and Political Leader of the Liberian People Party (LPP), Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe is deeply worried about the disunity rocking the opposition community.
Cllr. Gongloe described the fragmentation as grave and which might not be healthy for an opposition victory.
Speaking on Truth FM Monday, (96.1) February 6, 2023, Cllr Gongloe disclosed that the lack of cohesion in the opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) prompted his presidential ambition.
“We hope they were going to hold together; they did not hold together and so it is anybody’s game,” he noted.
The CPP’s Political Leader noted that despite all of the diverse ambitions of political leaders within the opposition community ahead of the October 10 Legislative and Presidential Elections, nothing is impossible.
“There is a need for a round table discussion to have those in the opposition unite and have a united front against the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).
“Most of the major political actors are everywhere, some of whom are in the United States, and yet, others are in some other parts of the world including me who is in Liberia with the objective of engaging the Liberian People” Cllr. Gongloe noted.
He noted that in most Presidential Elections, those who are in the opposition vying for the Presidency only get together during the run-off elections.
He disclosed that his party did issue a statement that the National Elections Commission (NEC) needs to have stationed observers, a technical assistant in the tally room including a counterpart international electoral board to ensure that the Legislative and Presidential Elections are free and fair.
Cllr. Gongloe said if all of the opposition political parties agreed to such a request for a unified issue with the NEC, it will help to ensure transparency in the electoral process.