Court Order Stops PUL Election

By Edwin G. Wandah

As members of the Press Union of Liberia were assembling for their elections which were to be held in the Port City of Buchanan, the process came to an abrupt standstill, thus leading to the cancelation of the entire electoral process.

According to reports gathered so far, when members of the Press Union of Liberia assembled at the Pavilion in Buchanan City to elect candidates of their choice, a Sherriff (name withheld) of the Civil Law Court entered the hall and immediately hand delivered to the outgoing President of the Press Union of Liberia, Peter Quaqua, a writ of Injunction, citing the two parties to court.

Recently, one of the disqualified candidates for Presidency, Cholo Brooks who was allegedly disqualified on unethical grounds accused the PUL’s Elections Commission for illegally disqualifying him.

According to Cholo Brooks, the PUL Elections Commission in a press conference said that he (Cholo Brooks) submitted fake credentials to the Commission, something which the Commission took serious exception to and immediately disqualified his candidacy.

Other Candidates disqualified included W. Omecee Johnson who was vying for Vice President and Ade Wede Kekuleh for Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia.

Meanwhile, members of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the aggrieved party will go to the Civil Law Court this week to find a way out of the matter.

Those qualified members are Candidates Charles Cuffy, Jacob K. Parley, and K. Abdullai Kamara for President, for Vice Pres. are Jallah Grayfield and Siatta Scott Johnson; for Secretary General is Octavin T. Williams and D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh. Others are Stephen Binda and Daniel Nyankonah, the two lone candidates vying for Assistant Secretary General.

However, when contacted, PUL President Peter Quaqua said the PUL will contact its lawyers on the issue, but there was no set-date for court hearing.