-Opposition Political Parties Divided Over Rally
By Washington Tumay Watson –firstname.lastname@example.org
MONROVIA-The National Chairman of the Liberian People’s Party (LPP), Yanqui Zaza has disclosed that the LPP will not participate in the Collaborating Political Parties’ (CPP) rally titled, “We Tayah Suffering”[ we are tired suffering].
The political rally is slated for December 17, 2022 at the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville.
Mr. Zaza said the CPP’s political rally is not in the interest of the Liberian people, but to showcase the popularity of the Standard Bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) of Mr. Alexander B. Cummings who wants to become president by all means.
The LPP National Chairman said they as an opposition political party will not support such a rally that will focus on a political party’s standard Bearer and not on the majority of the Liberian People.
Speaking on OK FM Tuesday, December 13, 2022, Zaza disclosed that the LPP will stage a peaceful protest on December 21, 2022 to petition the Liberian Government to work in the best interest of the Liberian People.
He said it is the duty of the Government to ensure that the citizens are provided loans to do business, improve agricultural productivity, as well as to address the issue of corruption.
Zaza further proclaimed that the LPP is not going to stage a political rally like the CPP, but a peaceful protest to inform the government and the international community concerning the challenges that the majority of Liberians are facing in all sectors.
According to him, the Government of President George Weah is not working to alleviate the economic constraint that Liberians are faced with.
“The Government should build little banks at the various markets that will allow the marketers after their business to save their money at the bank by seven so that they can be able to take their business money from the profit, this will help them improve their businesses”, he said.
He said their political leader, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe is expected in the country to be a part of the peaceful protest in Monrovia.
But a member of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) rally “We Tayah Suffering, George Wisner differs with the National Chairman of the Liberian People’s Party (LPP) Yanqui Zaza’s assertion that the rally is not in the interest of the Liberian People.
He said the rally is not for only a political party, but every Liberian who is undergoing such suffering due to the poor leadership of the Coalition for Democratic Change led-Government.
Wisner also rally Liberians to come out in their numbers on December 17, 2022 to inform their government and the world that they are suffering.
He said it is not about the political party that organized the rally, but the intent is what matters, stressing that every political party can come with their party T-shirt and they will only put on it ‘we Tayah Suffering.’
Wisner indicated that the reason they put the rally on a Saturday was to allow everyone to have access to participate without intimidation from their respective offices in government and others areas.