-‘Color Green’ Opens Up
By Esau J. Farr
Montserrado County District number (#13) thirteen Representative, Edward Papay Flomo, has broken silence on his political identity at the 54th Liberian Legislature.
Appearing on FARBRIC FM 101.1 morning show, the New Dawn, the newest Montserrado lawmaker said he was at the Capitol Building or the Legislature as a CDC lawmaker, but rather, an independent representative and as such he maintains same status.
He clarified that he won as an independent candidate, but he is a partisan of the ruling CDC of President George M. Weah.
Representative Flomo’s clarification comes amidst rumors that the Montserrado lawmaker has since detached and distanced himself from the CDC as a political institution he holds a membership card for.
But clarifying when he appeared on FARBRIC FM 101.1, Rep. Papay Flomo said, “I was in opposition for 12 years. Do I want to be in opposition for another twelve years? I say no”.
By this, the lawmaker cleared the air that he won as an independent candidate and remains as an independent candidate lawmaker on Capitol Hill, but however said he remains a partisan of the CDC.
In further discussion, the Montserrado County District 13 Representative used the opportunity and also clarified that he has nothing against Montserrado Senator, Saah H. Joseph adding that they are friends.
“I don’t have anything against Senator Saah Joseph, I have since forgiven him and all who castigated me during the elections and it is about time to build and develop our country,” he stated.
The rumors come from the background that the Montserrado District number 13 Representative, Edward Papay Flomo was accused by some supporters and partisans of the CDC of being a ‘drug addict’ during the 2018 Representative By-Election in the district something the ruling party failed to support his candidacy.
But shortly after his announcement as winner of the By-Election over his closest rival, John Weah, Jr, the Montserrado lawmaker received congratulatory messages from partisans and supporters of the CDC including some current lawmakers claiming that it was a strategy for the CDC to confuse their oppositions and ‘welcomed’ him home.
Callers who called on the live phone-in-show commended the Montserrado lawmaker for developmental initiatives he is undertaking since he replaced that former Montserrado County Representative now senator, Saah H. Joseph.
The callers most of whom were residents of District 13 said they were impressed by his leadership style so far.