Suspension Overwhelms PUL, The Latest Is Its Vice President, After Information Minister Was Suspended

Mr. Octavin Williams

The leadership of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) after suspending the Minister of Information from its membership list for describing the leadership of the UNION as ‘Useless’, another suspension has hit the union, this time its Vice President, Octavin Williams has  been suspended.

Some membership of the UNION on Friday, December 28, 2018 at a mass meeting  voted to suspend the vice president of the Union for what was considered as gross disrespect to the leadership of the Union.

Mr. Williams expressed his disappointment in the leadership of the Union for deciding to suspend membership of Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe.

Mr. Nagbe, being a member of the PUL, described the Union as a “useless entity which does not know its functions

The Union described the action of the Minister as “rowdy” and he should be therefore turned over to the Media Council for investigation and further action.

Williams has also been turned over to the Media Council for investigation.

Members of the Union at a mass meeting on Friday said it was inappropriate for the vice president of the Union to publicly go counter to the interest of body.

Mr. Williams failed to attend the mass meeting called by the leadership. This action was viewed as disrespectful to the Union.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.