Gbehzongar Findley, Executive Member Of Ruling UP Quits

By: Eldred Wlemongar Thomas/

After his disappointment for not been selected as running mate to Vice President Joseph N. Boakai following series of speculations that he was one of the preferred candidates to be named by the Unity Party Standard Bearer, Gbehzongar Findley, an executive member of the ruling Unity Party (UP) has reportedly resigned from the Party.

The former Grand Bassa County, and former Pro-Temporal of the Liberian Senate made the disclosure today, Friday, August 4, 2017 at a well-attended press conference in Monrovia, and also said the decision to withdraw his membership from the Unity Party was reached since July 31, 2017.

He told journalists that a communication regarding his resignation has already been channeled to the party through the Chairman of Unity Party Grand Bassa branch, but declined state his next course of action regarding his political affiliation.

Mr. Findley further narrated that the party had requested him to serve as head of the Campaign Committee for the election of Vice President Joseph Boakai, a preferment he noted was turned down by him, stressing that politics is a matter of interest.
Findley after conceding defeat to now Senator Jonathan Kiapay was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Roberts International Airport.

This latest information regarding the quitting of Mr. Findley, a confidant of President Sirleaf has drew in more questions than answers, with political pundits saying his resignation may have been led to the alleged refusal by the UP standard bearer to name him as his running mate instead he elected to named House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay.

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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.