By: Washington Tumay Watson -firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Patriotic Party, Biennial Convention started over the weekend in Paynesville with a serious tension not given the political leader Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor the fullest respect due to a political disagreement between the party’s executives and her.
During the commencement of the convention, Maryland County Senator James Biney was contending that no matter what happens, the convention was going to take place with the conduct of the elections in line with the Supreme Court’s mandate.
Following the disagreement between supporters of Senator Biney and that of Vice President Taylor on October 7, 2022 the convention was called to order with the conduct of the elections for various positions of the party.
Those who were elected included, James P. Biney, National Chairman, George S. Mulbah- Vice Chairman for Administration, Daoda Metzger- Vice Chairman for OperationsCharlyne A. Taylor- Vice Chairman for Inter-Party Affairs.
Others are John A. Siaway -Vice Chairman for Planning, Policy and Research, Dopoe Menkarzon- Vice Chairman for Special Project, Thomas G. Goba- Vice for Finance and Investment, Sylvia Z. Taylor- Vice Chairman for Social Services, J. Allison Barco – Vice Chairman for Governmental Affairs and Randolph C. J. Cooper – National Treasurer.
Following the election of which Senator James Biney who was re-elected extolled the delegates for their trust and confidence reposed in his leadership.
After his statement of appreciation to the delegates, the NPP Chairman Biney appointed a 16-partisan Committee to represent the NPP in any would-be negotiation in the Coalition.
He named Atty. Abel Momodu Massaly to head the negotiation committee and Dr. Agnes Reeves Taylor as Co- Chairperson.
Others appointed on the committee are, Samson Wiah, Albert Quenah, Charlyne A. Taylor, Dopoe Menkazon and others eminent partisans.
In line with NPP’s Constitution, the Convention also mandated the National Executive Committee of the Party to conduct convention for the National Secretariat and other leaders with six (6) years tenure.
Additionally, the two days convention did not end well due to the dissatisfaction from supporters of vice president Taylor.
Reports say if the situation within the NPP not handled suitably, the position within the Coalition as vice president will be serious issue due to their Constitution which according to some executives, vice president Jewel Howard Taylor cannot contest for the third time as standard bearer of the NPP.