LIBERIA: Massive Resignation Cripples Ruling Party, As Senior Partisans Linked Action to ‘Corruption and Nepotism’

Liberia’s ruling Unity Party of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is currently being crippled due to the huge tendering in of a number of resignations from the party’s senior members including two legislators in less than a week.

The Speaking of the House of Representative, and an executive member of the Unity party, Alex Tyler yesterday tendered in his resignation, stating that his reason is due to the lack of confidence amongst the party’s leadership.

Another lawmaker who resigned from the party is Lofa County Representative, Moses Kollie who is also an executive member of the party late yesterday evening tendered in his resignation.

Last week, one of the founding members of the party, who headed its youth Whig, and Foreign Minister, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan resigned from the Government, noting that his move is in line of his interest for the pending 2017 general and presidential elections.

Report also gathered by this outlet revealed that other executives of the party including its Chairman, and now Grand Cape Mount County Senator, Cllr. Varney Sherman is also expected to do the same, according to our source.

For the past weeks there has been a huge public outcry about the growing unstoppable and massive corruption in the Liberian Government backed with what is been described by many as nepotism in the Ellen led Government.

Recently the Chairman of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. James Verdier decried the unwillingness on the part of the Liberian to prosecute those accused of corruption, including the mismanagement of Government funding projects.

Observers believed that the action on the part of the Liberian Government to pay less attention to the prosecution of people linked to corruption, and blamed the Government for such act.


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