Following the injunction on the Press Union of Liberia November 9, 2019 elections on Saturday, Civil Law Court-B has ordered the Leadership of the Press Union of Liberia to file a return to it on or before November 18, 2019.
The writ which among other things is in validation of the voter roll also stated why there should not be a ban on the holding of the elections.
The decision came as a result of barrage of claims and counter claims relative to the voters roll which the aggrieved party allege is flooded with unqualified voters and wants it to be clean before going to the process.
However, the leadership of the PUL headed by Charles Coffey believes that the process was done in a proper manner by the membership committee and not him as a president as claimed by the other Party.
According to reports the incumbent leadership and their lawyer is expected to appeal in court to further discuss the matter.
In a brief interview with reporters Mr. Coffey urged all members to remain calm as the union is a law abiding professional body and will do all it can in the confines of the law.
At the same time the chairman of the elections Commission Jarlawah Tonpoh said they are following the legal process to the core and has assured the entire membership that the new date for the holding of the elections will be announced hopefully Today, Monday November 11, 2019.
The PUL elections since the campaign process has so far been characterized by tension, controversies, claims and counter claims from both ends and has been considered by some media practitioners as a critical juncture and a turning point for the media sector of the Country next year.
Incumbent Charles Coffey is seeking re-election to among other things continue from where he stooped but he is been heavily challenged by his Vice President Octavin T. Williams who is opting for a change of leadership to transform the Union for the betterment of all.
Meanwhile the injunction placed on the Saturday’s elections is the second of its kind in less than a decade in the history of the union.
It can be recalled that in 2013 an injunction was again placed on the PUL elections in Buchanan during the administration of the Peter Quiqui.
As journalists poised to await the new date for the process, the political fever among media practitioners is still high across the Country.