LIBERIA: Unity Party Cracks, As Executive Member Vows To Battle With VP Boakai In 2017 Presidential Race

hqdefaultWhat seems to be an unbelievable development is emerging within the rank and file of the ruling Unity Party of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as Vice President Joseph N. Boakai’s presidential bid for the 2017 is said to be facing some obstacles from his party’s official.

This latest uproar which is said to be dividing the ruling Unity Party as to who to carry as its Standard Bearer in the pending 2017 is a result of an official pronouncement by Dr. Toga Gaywea-McIntosh, an executive member of the Unity Party and former Liberia’s Minister of Foreign that he will contest for the presidency as all cost against the incumbent Liberian Vice President.

Dr. McIntosh’s quest for the presidency come 2017 has reportedly divided members of the ruling party with many wondering as to where to turn in their face of this political confusion between Dr. Gaywae-McIntosh and Vice President Boakai.

Some observers who spoke to this news outlet described this latest development as cracking of the party, noting that it may have the willpower to damage the chances of Joseph Boakai who many chiefs and elders have apprised to be their next president.

Speaking on a local radio station, the former official of the African Development Bank and former Foreign Minister of Liberia has at all cost vowed to overweight Vice President Boakai in the pending 2017 general and presidential elections, despite declaration by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to pour her blessing on her Vice President for the 2017 presidency.

No response yet from the camp of the Liberian Vice President on this latest development.

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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.