Brumskine Still Sitting On The Fence


By: Lewis K. Glay

Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted November 7, 2005


Cllr. Charles Brumskine remains committed to his decision not to declare support to any of the contestants- George Weah of Congress for Democratic Change and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Unity Party for the run-off.

The learned lawyer reiterated his call to his supporters and partisans of the Liberty Party to vote their conscience in electing between both candidates for a responsible leadership in postwar Liberia.

Cllr. Brumskine maintained that he reserves his position statement on the official election results released by the National Elections Commission until after the run-off election is being conducted.

He noted that years back when politicians fled the country for fears of repression by the power that be, he braved the stone to seek a change of government through a democratic process such as what is obtaining today in the country.

Cllr. Brusmskine said one reason while he strongly advocated for the change of the leadership at the time was because of “freedom for all Liberians” something he believes is coming to fruition today gradually but surely in all forms.

He also disclosed that the party has filed in a formal complaint with the Elections Commission dealing with issues such as under reporting of votes, exclusion of Liberty Party poll watchers from certain polling centers among others.

He referred to both Mrs. Sirleaf and Mr. Weah as “fine Liberians” who are now in the presidential race but according to him at separate discussions held with them, he chose not to endorse any of them in the run-off.

However, Cllr. Brumskine said he will remain committed to working in the interest of the Liberian people, but maintained that God will give Liberia a chosen leader to lead the war ravaged people whom he presumes deserve total peace and stability.

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