“Opposition Does Not Mean Enmity”

-Says MOVEE Chairperson; As Party Goes to Special Emergency Convention Tomorrow

MONROVIA-The Chairman of the opposition, Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) mentioned that being an opposition political party does not depict that such a party should be bent on opposing government in its entirety.

Appearing on the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) Bumper Show yesterday, February 23, 2023, Robert Sammie, MOVEE’s Chairman, said as an opposition party, it is very significant to be objective in the measurement of the successes and failures of the current government.

“Some people think, when you are in opposition, it means that you are the enemy to the current government” he added.

The MOVEE’s Chairperson noted that the party is focused on identifying the positives in the government.

He mentioned that much has been done to transform the lives of Liberians, especially in the areas of health care, infrastructure, and education among others.

He referenced the tuition-free policy and digitization of the registration process at the state-run, University of Liberia, (UL) and the payment of fees for Senior High School Students writing the West African Senior Second Examination Exams.  improvement at the University of Liberia, the level of passes being made by Liberian kids in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.

Sammie and the Secretary General of the Party, Jonathon Wordsworth said they are going to what they called Special Emergency Convention is slated for tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, 2023.

The two-party executives said Saturday’s special emergency convention will witness the announcement of the Presidential Candidate they will support in the impending Presidential and Legislative Elections.

“We will not put candidate forth for the Presidency as a party, but as for the Representative and Senatorial, we will have candidates,” Sammie said during the interview.

According to them, delegates from the fifteen counties of Liberia have started arriving in Monrovia for the emergency convention.

Sammie and Wordsworth said their political leader was given the opportunity to make the pronouncement, but as a good leader, they decided to have the involvement of party stalwarts from the fifteen counties.

The convention according to them will host up to about 100 persons on Saturday and be climaxed with a retreat on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at their party Headquarters in Paynesville.

One of the concerns that were raised was the presence of the party in the fifteen counties of Liberia.

Responding to the concern, Sammie said the party has an establishment in the fifteen counties with chairpersons from those counties.

He named Sara Dahn, Garmai Wogai, KEBEH PEWEE Prince Mehn, James Waylee and Anothny Wesseh as chairpersons from Margibi, Bong Lofa, Nimba, Grand Gedeh and RiverGee Counties respectively.

Others are Stephen Russell,  \Maryland, Jocab Nyemah, Grand Kru, Gabriel Traeson, Sinoe, Ben Yalley, RiverCess, Arthur Weedy, Grand Bassa, Georgia Coleman, Cape Mount,  Estina Smith Yancy, Malominee B. Smith, Montserrado and  Miatta Varmah, Gbarpolu Counties.

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