Monrovia; November 14th, 2011: Some stories making the headline today include; Run-Off Final Result tomorrow, a story in the the Inquirer. Progressive results from the just-ended Run-off election have given Unity Party Presidential candidate, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a commanding lead over her rival, Ambassador Winston Tubman of the Congress for Democratic Change CDC. We regret the loss of life, the wounding of others and members of the security forces including those who are here to help in keeping peace and security for us UNMIL.
Ellen Names Probe Committee is a story in the Inquirer. The president of the Stella Maris Polytechnic, Sister Mary Laurene Brown has been appointed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to head a special independent Commission of inquiry that would investigate causes that led to the Nov-7 Police-CDC riot, which resulted to death and the loss of properties.
The Inquirer in a story headlined CDC Objects To Sis. Browne Heading Investigation reports thatthe Standard Bearer of the Congress for Democratic Change CDC Winston A. Tubman says his party will not accept the result of the just ended presidential run- off on November 8 2011. Calling the process flaw and a political flaw of the highest level, he stated that the numbers being called for the ruling Unity Party are too low to justify what he terms as inflated figures that were announced during the Presidential and General Elections and therefore must not be allowed to remain.
Also in the Public Agenda news paper is the story, Pres. Sirleaf Sets Up 2 Committees On Reconciliation. My fellow Liberians, as the dust settles on the electoral season, it is time for us to move our country forward in a spirit of unity and reconciliation.'' with these words the Liberian leaders, Sirleaf, was emphasizing the need for national healing and reconciliation after an eventful election period. Setting up two separate but related committees to investigate the crises and heal the wounds.
CDC Mourns 7/11 Victims! (Remains Resolute On Demands) is a story in the Public Agenda news paper. The opposition Congress for Democratic Change CDC says it is still mourning the death of its partisans who were killed at party's headquarters on Monday when officers of the Liberia Nation police
According to the Public Agenda news paper, Gbowee, Lauren-Brown Head New Committees (On Reconciliation, Investigation Afer Nov- Clash B/w CDC and Police). Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appointed her fellow 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Mrs. Leymah Gbowee and Sister Mary Lauren Brown to head two new, but 'important' committees days after the preliminary results of the November 8 presidential runoff put her at a convincing lead.
The In Profile Daily news paper in a story headlined, CDC Will Work With Ellen's Govt, Provided----, reports that, despite the unfortunate bloody Monday, Nov-7 2011 even that occurred between the Liberia Nation Police LNP and the main opposition Congress for Democratic Change CDC at its headquarters in Congo town, the CDC said it would work with the Ellen Johnson led government if she is serious about her recent Address to the Nation Friday evening to trade the path of national Reconciliation and Unity.
Front Page news paper is asking the question TUBMAN ISOLATED? The Congress for Democratic Change's defiance stance and rejection of election results is threatening to keep Liberia's post war resurgence in limbo- or is? With so much at stake and rising support from the international community, why is Liberia taking so long to complete its transition from war to peace? Who's at fault? Who's to blame? What lies beneath and what does the future hold for Liberia's post-war democratic quest.
We end today’s review with a story from the Daily Observer news paper that CDC to Parade With ''Dead Partisans''. The Congress for Democratic Change says it plans to gather its supporters at the party headquarters in the next few days from a ceremony marking the deaths that occurred at the party headquarter on the eve of the Nov-8-2011 run-off election. The CDC standard bearer, Counselor Winston Tubman, told a crowded news conference last Saturday that CDC plans to gather its supporters at the party headquarters in the next few days for a ceremony marking the deaths that occurred at the party headquarter on the eve of the Nov-8-2011 run-off election.