The former Chairman of the National Patriotic Party (NPP), Cyril Allen, has clarified that former President Charles Taylor has nothing to do with the party and decisions it makes.
Allen said the NPP is an independent political party that has great independent minds capable of making decisions for the party, and does not need the intrusion of its former Standard Bearer of the party.
He made the clarification Wednesday in an interview with the Voice of America “Day Break Africa Program.”
His statement comes against the backdrop of the recent coalition formed by the NPP with the Liberian People’s Democratic Party (LPDP) and the Congress for Democracy Change (CDC).
Allen noted that the NPP will tirelessly work along with the new arrangement to ensure that they take the mantle of leadership of the country.
The marriage binds NPP, CDC and LPDP to a common front in the 2017 presidential and legislative elections.
Already, the coalition has named soccer star George Weah and Senator Jewel Howard Taylor as its presidential and vice presidential candidates.
The coalition’s vice presidential candidate, Jewel Taylor, is the ex-wife of former president Charles Taylor who is serving a 50-year prison sentence in the United Kingdom for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the decade-long war in neighboring Sierra Leone.