-Mo Ali Wants Unity Party Rebranded
By Esau J. Farr
The Assistant Secretary General of the former ruling Unity Party (UP) for press and propaganda says there is an urgent need for a complete rebranding or cleaning of the party.
fmr President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Frmr VP Joseph Nyuma Boakai
chairman Wilmot Paye Mohammed Ali alias ‘Mo Ali
Mohamed Ali alias ‘Mo Ali’ made the statement over the weekend when he appeared on a local radio program, the Truth Breakfast Show (TBS), a morning show hosted by Truth FM 96.1 near Monrovia.
According to Ali, the trench of events taking place in the party cannot make the party an opposition establishment to reckon with if the party must eye a space to return as a ruling party in the future.
The Assistant SG of the UP believes that an extra ordinary convention will help the party to reconcile itself after the heated elections and learn to properly approach issues of national concerns with one and coordinated voice so as to avoid conflicting reactions as being portrayed by others.
He said the extra ordinary convention will also help the party to maintain its integrity as a former ruling party and now one of the leading opposition parties in Liberia.
“What the Unity Party needs is a complete rebranding. If it will mean an extra ordinary convention to elect new people or maintain the current leaders, but it needs some new faces and energetic people to lead the party and that people will know what to say and do at what time?,” he averred.
On the issue of his change of assignment from Montserrado to Grand Kru County, Ali confirmed a receipt of a letter of change of assignment from his boss at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), but said he could not further comment on the matter on radio.
“Yes, I can confirm that I receive a letter of change of assignment to Grand Kru County, but I don’t want to say anything beyond this on the radio,” Ali responded to a question of the report of change of his assignment from the Ministry of Finance on Broad Street to Barclayville, Grand Kru County.
Many political pundits see the changing of Ali’s assignment from Monrovia to Grand Kru County as an opposition politician as an indirect way of silencing him since he has been seen as one of the loudest voices in the opposition.
It also followed sustained exchanges and words of wars between him and Rep. Acarous Moses Gray on his (Ali) stance and disagreements with the manner and forms in which the George Weah led administration is proceeding and handling the affairs of the country especially his (Mo Ali) recent support to the peaceful protest staged by the #BringBackOurMoney Campaigners on September 24, 2018 over the “Missing Billions”.