One day after the opposition Unity Party pulled out of the Collaborating Political Parties, River Gee County Senator and staunch member of the UP, Conmany Wesseh, attributes the party’s decision to an ill-advised suggestion given to former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai by some partisans.
It can be recalled on Wednesday, the political leader of the former ruling Unity Party, Ambassador Boakai officially announced the UP withdrawal from the CPP due to what he calls the lack of cooperation, especially with the political leader of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander Cummings.
Addressing Legislative Reporters Thursday on Capitol Hill, Senator Wesseh said it is untimely for such a decision to be taken without his knowledge, stressing that if members of the CPP believe that there exists a framework document, they should have resolved their internal conflict through the document.
The River Gee County Senator further indicated that the Unity Party should have considered the history of past elections with the participation of individual political parties, noting that no single political party can win elections in Liberia, regardless of its political base, without merging with others.
Also commenting on a recent communication emulating from the Liberian Senate, which gave a go-ahead to the National Elections Commission to conduct a by-election in Lofa County, Senator Conmany Wesseh clarified that the decision was not taken by members of that august body.
According to the River Gee County Senator, said decision was taken by the Presiding Officer of the Liberian Senate in accordance with Article 37 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia.