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Liberia Elections News Review - 13 Th June 2011
Monday 13th June 2011
News making the headlines today week includes a story by The Inquirer under the headline, Freeman Accused of “Sex without Pay”
…But he He Denies: Blames Unity Party
An attempt by Liberia’s youngest presidential aspirant, Simeon Freeman to prosecute a lady for “disorderly conduct”, later proved otherwise when he was caught in what was described as “Sex Without Pay”.
According to information, on Friday, Mr. Freeman of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) invited the Police to his house after a lady who he allegedly had sex with caused commotion on the ground that hehad sex without making payment in accordance with an agreement between
The Inquirer reports that when both of them arrived at the Police station, the Police upon Freeman’s explanation detained the lady. However after the lady actually explained what had transpired, the entire story changed as investigators were shocked why the lady behaved the way she did.

NDPL Standard Bearer on Conflict in Party
According to The Inquirer, the Standard Bearer of the National Democratic Party of Liberia
(NDPL), Dr. Moses Jarbo has frowned at recent action of senior partisans that resulted to court proceedings. In an interview with the Inquirer, Dr. Jarbo stated that the party has a constitution that governs everyone and so it is important that all partisans exhibit good discipline and behavior that should not be violated in any form.
According to Dr. Jarbo, while attending a function in the United States of America last month, he gathered information that the Chairman of the party, George Dweh suspended some partisans and also expelled three persons including the Secretary General, Paul Thomas, Daniel Fasah and Peter Solo from the party.

Another Opposition Politician Joins UP
As the wave of political tide rises in the country over the ensuing Presidential and General elections, The Inquirer reports that another opposition leader has joined the ruling Unity Party.
Jimmy Toe, former executive member of the Liberia National Union (LINU) declared his membership with the party over the weekend at a colorful ceremony at the UP headquarters in Congo Town.
Mr. Toe joins a host of other opposition politicians who have pledged their unflinching support to the re-election of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Sekou Conneh Hails UP
…For Up-holding Democracy
The News reports that, the Standard Bearer of the Progressive Democratic Party (PRODEMP) has
hailed the Unity Party (UP) led government for promoting and upholding democracy in Liberia.
Mr. Sekou Demate Conneh said the UP has over the years provided the democratic space in the country where everyone, no matter their political ideologies and affiliation is free to exercise what
he/she believes in.

Ex-Warlord Chooses Running Mate
Shekou Damate Konneh, the standard bearer of the Progressive Democratic and a former war lord has selected an erudite lawyer and renowned public defender as his running mate in the up-coming Legislative and Presidential elections.,
The Party named Montserado county’s Public Defender, Counsellor J. D. Baryogar Junius as his running mate ahead of the Presidential elections slated for October, this year

LINU Backs Ellen's Second Term
According to the Daily Observer, former vice president and leader of the Convention of the Liberian National Union (LINU), Harry Moniba took a different turn over the weekend when he endorsed the second term bid of the sitting President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the pending October 2011 General and Presidential elections, instead of presenting its Presidential candidate.

Damate Konneh Remains PRODEMP Standard-bearer
Nominates Experience Lawyer As Vice
The national convention of the Progressive Democratic Party (PRODEMP) has ended its convention in Gbarnga, Bong County with the election of Sheku Damate Konneh as National Standard Bearer.
The Informer reports that Mr. Konneh was elected on a white ballot following a three-day national convention that brought together delegates from the 15 political sub divisions of Liberia at the Gboveh high school in Gbarnga, Bong County over the weekend.


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