LIBERIA: Opposition Congress For Democratic Change Chairman Removed For Allegedly Receiving Money From Robert Sirleaf

The Executive Committee of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has removed the National Chairman of the Party for allegedly receiving bribe from the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Robert Sirleaf to allow him take the lead in the upcoming Senatorial election scheduled for October, 2014.

Making the disclosure at the headquarters of the party, the Executive Committee said the decision to remove Mr. George Solo is due to his involvement to thwart the election of the Standard Bearer of the CDC, George Weah in order to have he Robert Sirleaf elected.

The committee further accused Mr. Solo of receiving an amount of US$500,000.00 from the President’s son as initial amount I order to pave way for the election of Mr. Sirleaf instead of their Standard Bearer, Mr. George Weah who is also opting for said seat as senator of Montserrado County in the upcoming senatorial election.

In a statement released over the weekend by the CDC indicated “whereas, it has been established that Mr. George G. Solo being a promoter, expediter, and lobbyist for the Robert Sirleaf-for-Senate campaigns, against the people-voted candidacy of Mr. George M. Weah, has settled down for financial rewards ill-disposed to his functions, and is on provable and unarguable voice audios and other records testifying to a willful, criminal, and unconstitutional resolve to prevent the CDC’s electoral participation in Montserrado County”.

The party stated that following a National Executive Committee Meeting it resolved to cast a vote of no confidence in Solo and remove him as Chairman of the party.

    “We, members of the National executive committee of the Congress for Democratic Change, meeting under a full quorum at its headquarters in Congo Town, Monrovia-Liberia, hereby vote to declare a vote-of-no-confidence in the Chairmanship of George G. Solo, thereby relieving him of his position with immediate effect”, the statement issued late Sunday indicated.

The statement furthered that it has been established that external enemies of the Congress for Democratic Change were successful in outreach efforts to recruit and contract a collaborator, who has become an internal operative within the CDC, where his mission of divisive propaganda, rancor, appetite for dissonance, unsettling policy misdirection, and engineered institutional collapse have come to reflect the disruptive agenda of his hirers.

“The CDC statement continued “it has been established that as a consequence of the clandestine double-dealings of this political contractor operating within, a repugnant cold war ensued, and has been profusely waged to date with a disquieting crescendo of devilish and measured propaganda, salvos of misinformation, and a dishonest exertion of deceit to mislead the National Executive Committee of the CDC against the collective and popular interests of members of the party”, the party stated.

The party furthered that it has been established through prima facie evidence, and incontestable sources as well as the preponderance of testimonies that Solo is unarguably the principal planner, financier, and the attempted implementer of the philosophical, ideological, structural, and institutional demise of the CDC.

According to the CDC it has been established that Solo operated sleepy cell of possibly more political contractors hired to lead the doom and demise of the people’s party and prevent its foreseeable democratic Senatorial and Presidential triumphs and has most recently evolved into a threat of blatant torrents of turmoil as prompted, concocted, funded and operated by him who is also Chairman of the National Executive Committee of the CDC he sought to destroy.
The party further indicated that it has been established that Mr. George G. Solo continues to enjoy the confidence, trust and huge financial support of counter-progressive forces of the CDC (i.e. President Sirleaf and sons), working through one Jake Kabakollie, a middleman between the Sirleafs and Mr. Solo; and now that he, Mr. Solo has lost the tiniest fiber of the moral legitimacy to preside over the affairs, activities, and programs of the CDC consistent with its core beliefs, guiding principles, in tandem leading to a forfeiture of his statue, the loss of integrity, and his scandalous blitz of the institution’s organic laws.

According to sources, Solo confirmed meeting with Mr. Robert Sirleaf but said discussions held was centered on the CDC forming collaborations with Mr. Sirleaf during the 2017 general and presidential elections and not the pending senatorial elections.

Sources furthered that Solo c

ontends that his meeting with Sirleaf is in line with collaborating with individuals and political parties. On Friday, angry partisans chased Solo out of the headquarters of the party. Mulbah Morlu, Vice President for Operations and Mobilization told reporters shortly after the incident that Solo visited the headquarters of the party and caused confusion by using sticks, weapons and in one instance cutlass to attack partisans.

“We want to brief the public on a tragic occurrence that took place here a few minutes as was orchestrated quite shamefully by Mr. George G. Solo chairman of the CDC”, said Morlu. He explained that Solo evaded party premises with men armed with knives, sticks, in one instance a cutlass to disrupt an organized Youth league meeting that was intended to discus significant issues taking place in the party an action he said was contrary to the masses for which the CDC leadership was brought to power.

Said Morlu: “Every CDCian today has been made shame by the unbecoming, unwarranted and untold acts of violence that was exhibited by Chairman Solo when he came to a meeting that was discussing issues about the party with sticks and in one instance a cutlass to cause harm”.

The CDC Vice Chairman said the Chaplain General of the party; Festus C.B. Logan, who attempted to persuade Solo not to behave violently was hurt in the process by the Chairman with his arm hurt and shirt torn. “Pastor Logan was attacked by the Chairman only because he wanted to speak wisdom to him, to stop acting violently” Morlu said.

Morlu announced that based on the action of Chairman Solo, whom he said ran amok like a mad cow, the National Executive Committee of the party will convene an emergency session to discuss his action.

“Based on reprehensible act of violence orchestrated by Chairman Solo, the Executive Committee will convene in an emergency extraordinary session as soon as possible to deliberate whatever action will be consistent with the constitution of the CDC which stands compromised by the activities of Chairman Solo today” he noted.

In recent time, the CDC has seen the resignations of several top officials, including Senator Geraldine Doe Sherriff, Senator Joyce M. Freeman Sumo and others while at the same time several individuals have crossed over to the party.

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