Charles Walker Brumskine, standard bearer of the Liberty Party, says his party neither supports the Unity Party nor the Coalition for Democratic Change in the presidential runoff election slated for December 26.
In strongly worded statements this month that bordered on hyperbole, current and past representatives of the U.S. government urged Liberia to speed up electoral litigation proceedings for a peaceful transition of presidential power.
Traders in Nimba’s commercial hub, Ganta, are complaining that the uncertainty caused by the current impasse in the elections is making it much more difficult to do business.
Are Brumskine, Boakai, Cummings, and Urey actually agents of change in Liberia?
Liberty Party’s standard bearer Charles Brumskine recently granted an interview to the BBC where he defended his claims that the October 10 presidential and representative elections were marked by “fraud and gross irregularities.” We review the validity of statements Brumskine made.
A weakness that Liberians have is a tendency to preach impunity or the “let’s just leave it for the sake of peace” mentality.
Even if the runoff election were to be held in the next few days, Charles Brumskine and his “coalition of losers,” as some have called the other candidates who have joined his fight, have changed the narrative of this election. Are the people of Liberia buying it?
While Charles Brumskine’s quixotic campaign against fraud is ultimately nothing more than a self-seeking quest, that pursuit is revealing Liberia to be a much stronger democracy than we imagined.