Liberia: Unity Party Rejects Sirleaf

By P. Oxford Brown

MONROVIA—As the special Senatorial elections draws nearer, the political line has been drawn in the sand between the son of president Sirleaf, Robert Sirleaf and Liberia’s ruling Unity Party. In a called press conference recently, at the party’s headquarters in Congo Town, The secretary General of the party, Wilmot Paye described Robert Sirleaf as “a creeping monster and a virus” who needed to be stopped now.

Mr. Paye said, Robert Sirleaf has shown an anti-Unity Party posture, as was evident in his recent pronouncements, and as such, he will not be supported by the Unity Party in the up coming senatorial election, because he lacks the credibility to get the party’s support.

He said Mr. Sirleaf act was a total affront to the party, and that this could undermine the party.

He said further that Mr. Sirleaf was not a friend of the party and as such he would be denied the opportunity at highest party level.

News reports and video footage making the rounds on social media recently surfaced, which saw Mr, Sirleaf threatening to arrest anyone who would campaign against his senatorial aspiration, to represent Montserrado County, which only seat are up for grasp this coming cycle. President Sirleaf younger son, a former National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCOL) board chair, and Wachovia Bank executive based in Charlotte NC is expected to face the former presidential candidate, football famed George Weah.

Wilmont Paye pic: www.frontpageafricaonline.com

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