ULAA Election: How fair to allLiberians?
By Patrick Nimely Tuon
Supporters for this new system believed it will prevent candidates from bringing bus loads of supporters of people who know nothing about ULAA but are there to vote for whosoever drove them to the elections. They also said it remove the unfair advantage that will be gain by a candidate who is living in the area of the conference. The opponents to this system are saying that not only does this process invites corruption, but its imposition is illegal. This idea constitutes a constitutional amendment, and a constitutional amendment is presented to the board by a chapter in the form of a resolution. The board then send the resolution to the other chapters for debate.
This system limits the debate on the issues, and prevents the candidates to Demonstrate one of the skills leaders of ULAA must have, and that is, his or her ability to mobilize Liberians to rally to a cause. Using this system, what a candidate needs is a good relationship with at least 4 chapters presidents. These presidents will then choose as delegates those individuals who are inclined to vote the way their president wants, for his favorite candidate, his friend or buddy. The other candidate or candidates have no chance whatsoever to win the support of these chapters.
We find this very disappointing that on the eve of a new century, certain individuals are afraid to relinquish the ugly policies of the past that have failed us. We called on all those appointed as delegates not to allow themselves to be use as tools to undermine the dignity of the electoral process of ULAA.