Recently to be exact on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, three opposition political parties in their bid to unseat the ruling Unity Party in the 2017 general and presidential election confidently signed a deal for collaboration, but there are many supposing doubts as to whether this deal signed will achieve a better results for the benefit of their respective partisans.
The three opposition political parties that publicly signed this new deal were Former President Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Party (NPP), the Congress for Democratic Change of former football star George Weah and the Liberia People Democratic Party (LPDP) of the dethroned Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex J. Tyler with the reserved hope to field a presidential and vice presidential candidates in 2017.
Opposition parties have previously struggled to form a viable coalition due to a lack of agreement by their various leaders over who should head the anti-government effort.
However, after much negotiating, George Weah emerged as head of the coalition. Weah will then nominate a running mate.
In remarks at the signing ceremony in the capital Monrovia on Wednesday, ousted parliamentary Speaker, Alex Tyler of the LPDP, said:
“The country has, over the years, been mortgaged and now it is time for us to take over and bring about that visionary leadership.”
However, questions that flips the lips of many Liberians who spoke to the GNN ponder as to the Genuineness of the deal