Journalists in the country are today expected to go to the poll to elect new corps of officers. The election this time is taking place at the headquarters of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on Carey Street, Monrovia, beginning at 9 a.m.
The event which should have taken place November 9 in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County was cancelled based on a writ of injunction filed by two aspirants who were disqualified by the PUL’s election commission.
However, today process is taking place because the two aspirants Cholo Brooks and Omecee Johnson have withdrawn their lawsuit against the process after the interventions of many persons and groups, including the publishers association.
Meanwhile, the candidates last Friday held a debate, during which time each of them outlined their platforms for the leadership of the union.
According to the election commission, candidates qualified for position of president are Jacob N.B. Parley, K. Abdullai Kamara, and Charles B. Coffey. Mr. J. Cholo Brooks who was disqualified but later gave the greenlight has decline to further contest today’s process as a presidential candidate.
Candidates for the position of Vice President are Jallah Grayfield, W. Omecee Johnson; and Siatta Scott-Johnson.
Octavin T. Williams, Ade Wede Kekuleh (Ms) and D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh are candidate for the position of Secretary General.
Stephen Binda and Daniel Nyankonah are the two candidates vying for the position of Secretary General.