The National Patriotic Party has reacted to the a recent press release issued by the National Elections Commission (NEC) suspending all interactions with Cllr. T.C. Gould as Chairman of the National Patriotic party.
In a statement issued yesterday in Monrovia after two hours of deliberations at the National Headquarters of the NPP in sinkor, the National Vice Chairman of Administration and former Vice President of Liberia John D. Gray who presided over the meeting said, everything must be done to bring the party in line with its Constitution and the Elections Commission requirements.
Members present including majority of the National Executive Committee members, legislature, Stalwarts and other partisans agreed. That the party executives, stalwarts and founders expressed regrets that Cllr. Gould has brought the party to this level of Humiliation and embracement.
It can be recalled that the National Elections Commission notified Cllr Gould as Chairman of the National Patriotic Party last week that until the party operated within its constitution and the National Elections Commission’s mandate to hold biennial convention implemented; the NEC will refrain from all interactions with the party.
The NEC also declared the NPP Secretariat illegitimate. In light of this, according to the release, the committee was appointed chaired by Tom woewiyou, former President Pro-temp of the Liberian Senate under the National Patriotic Party Government to organize the biennial convention. The convention date according to the release has been approved for the 9th to the 11 of January 2014.
The release signed by Bala D. Hubbard, Secretary, Convention Committee added that the National Executive Committee has reassured all partisans that all efforts are underway to restore the party relationship with the NEC prior to the Senatorial Election next year.