MARCH 30, 2020
We present you compliments and wish to present for your consideration this PETITION TO AMEND THE NEW ELECTIONS LAWS OF LIBERIA to enhance the credibility and conduct of democratic elections in Liberia.
This proposal is made against the backdrop of repeated conflictual elections in Liberia. From the days of the one-party state, up to the conduct of the very last elections that brought you all to power, it was controversial, disputed and strenuously contested in court.
Beyond that, repeated electoral conflict is a red flag whichled major stakeholders at the end of the 2017 elections to recommend a comprehensive electoral reform. This proposal is our initial delve into election reform which will:
RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE ARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR THRONE
– Psalm 89:14
Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, we make these proposalsseriously against the further polarization of our people and discourses, imploring the President and the Honorable Senate not to move forward with the current nominations and show leadership in reaching out to the larger spectrum of stakeholders and mobilize the nation towards consolidating our democratic gains for the good and interest of us all.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED: This 31st day of March 31, 2020
Jerome J Verdier, Sr
COUNSELLOR -AT- LAW