UP Chairman’s Job Threatened

By: Washington Tumay Watson-onewash9@gamil.com

MONROVIA-The just-ended Lofa County senatorial by-election that independent candidate backed by  the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC),  Cllr. Joseph Jallah who has been declared winner by the National Elections Commission (NEC)  over  the Unity Party candidate  Garlakpai  Kortimai, such result   is  said  to dislodge  the leadership of  the former ruling   Unity Party.

Lofa County is believed to be the strong political based for Unity Party(UP)   with the former vice president now political leader  and the political god- father  of the vote rich county ,Joseph Boakai candidate  was defeated by the  independent candidate  with CDC’s overwhelming support.

According to our source, the executive committee members of the former ruling Unity Party and other officials are not comfortable with the party’s National Chairman, businessman turns politician, Mr. Amin Modad .

Modad  was constitutionally elected  as National Chairman of  Unity Party  in September 2022  with over 62%  of the majority votes  thereby defecting long time activist and veteran politician of Liberia now current River-Gee County Senator  Conmany Wesseh  including others.

Our Source indicated that most of the officials and partisans   of UP   have been criticizing the workings of the National Chairman Amin Modad on grounds that he is not politically strong.

Our sources furthered that he did not participate in the political movement of the party in Lofa during the recent by-election.

The source also disclosed that the party is preparing to go to a convention with the objective to remove the National Chairman Modad .

The source did not disclose  when  the convention is slated  and venue,  but  indicated  that  it will shortly take place  before  the end  of this year.

However,  this information is not independently verified but a text   message was sent  to  the National Secretary General  of  Unity Party Mo Ali  on Sunday July 10, 2022 at 4:56 pm  seeking clarification on the alleged decision, but  he did not response.

Meanwhile, the investigation continues.

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