NEC Mandates Musa Bility to Halt Planned Convention in Gbarnga
The National Elections Commission (NEC) has written Mr. Musa Bility, chairman of the Liberty Party, not to conduct its pending convention activities.
In a communication late Wednesday evening, NEC through its chief hearing officer Cllr. Muana S. Ville ordered Mr. Ignatius Wesseh, NEC’s director on political Affairs, to mandate Mr. Bility and others to cease proceeding with their planned convention that should have been held in Gbarnga, Bong County.
The NEC’s decision is based on a complaint filed to the Commission against Bility and others after the case was forwarded to the hearing officer for investigation.
“You are further mandated to inform the respondent that failure to comply with these mandates, the results of the said convention will not be acknowledged or accepted by the National Elections Commission.”
For some time now, executives and supporters of the Liberty Party have been divided politically, with a faction of executive members pledging support and loyalty to either Bility or their political leader Senator Nyonblee-Karnga Lawrence.
The division and lawsuits that rocked the party stemmed from accusations made against Mr. Bility and Secretary-General Martin Kollah of being the masterminds behind the alleged altering of the 2021 constitution adopted at the Gbarnga Convention in 2020.
Some executives and stalwarts of the party claim that Mr. Bility and the others allegedly tempered with the constitution, giving him (Bility) most of the powers prescribed to the Political Leader and the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party in general.
It further deepened when Mr. Bility and his supporters openly endorsed Mr. Alexander Cummings of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) to head the ticket of the CPP comes the 2023 general and presidential elections, and expelled Senator Lawrence and other executives from the party for their alleged failure to pay dues.