(Monrovia, November 13, 2019)-The Six Judicial Circuit Civil Law Court of Montserrado County has quashed with immediate effect the preliminary injunction filed against the Press Union of Liberia’s Elections.
The Court’s decision followed a resistance submitted by the Press Union against the injunction which halted the PUL’s Election. W. Omecee Johnson, Sekou Sheriff, Sebo Williams and Samuel Hesay sponsored by PUL’s Vice President, Octavin T. Williams prohibited the elections on unmeritorious grounds.
In its response to the Court, the PUL averred that petition for the preliminary injunction was done in bad faith with the intent to hold the Union hostage, and plunge it into a constitutional crisis.
Petitioners, the Union said participated in all activities leading to the elections for new corps of officers of the Press Union of Liberia without rebuffing the preparation of the polls and raising their grievances through the internal legal remedial processes of the Union.
To suggest that the Constitution of the PUL was violated without specific detail to show which portion of article 10 & 11 of the PUL’s Constitution was ignored amounts to legal nudity.
In another response, the Union asserted that Talk Show Host, Sekou Sheriff has no legal capacity to enjoin the PUL Electoral process, because he is an associate member, none due paying, and is ineligible to vote in the pending elections. He remains expelled and is a center of criminal probe of the Ministry of Justice.
Furthermore, PUL maintained that Mr. Sheriff waved his right to due process after refusing to honor an invitation of the National Media Council of the Press Union of Liberia to answer to complaint of unethical conduct.
Meanwhile, the Election’s Committee of Press Union of Liberia has declared the resumption of campaign activities as of Wednesday, November 13, 2019 and it ends at 12am on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Polling has been scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the PUL’s Headquarters on Clay Street from 9am to 4pm.
Daniel Nyakonah, Jr.