Montserrado County Senatorial candidate, Mr. Christopher Neyor, said it would be expedient to defer the upcoming mid-term election until the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is completely disposed of in the country.
Mr. Neyor observed that only power-greed politicians who are anxious to come to the helm of power would want to hold election while people are dying in their numbers as a result of Ebola.
Mr. Neyor made the observation in Monrovia recently when he addressed the 4th annual lecture series of the Forum for Democratic Reform (FODR) held at its headquarters.
Aspirant Neyor warned against holding of political rallies when in fact the people are not safe as the Ebola disease is still spreading across the nation.
Mr. Neyor observed that medical experts have warned against mass gathering of people and asked that the Ministry of Health preventive measures be adhered to, to stop the further spread of the virus.
“But we see that our detractors have already gone ahead with their secret campaigning spree and are reportedly flogging citizens contrary to election law as announced by the National Elections Commission (NEC)”, Mr. Neyor said.
He said with this violation in sight, it could be detrimental for people to go to the ballot box in December 2014, as envisaged by NEC and supported by a few power-greed politicians.
On corruption, Mr. Neytor maintained that the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf led administration have completely failed the people of Liberia when in fact corruption has become the order of the day.
He cited the removal of the former Auditor General, John Morlu, the recent resignation of former Justice Minister, Christian Tah and his removal as President of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) as glaring examples which made corruption prone, while officials of government go with impunity.
The forum was held under the theme “the Ramification of holding the Mid-term election in the midst of the Ebola Crisis; government’s professed fight against corruption; and dissecting the democratic governance process under the Unity Party led administration”.