‘Not Part of ECOWAS Citizens Union’ – MOBANAL Clarifies

By Reuben Sei Waylaun

The Movement of Born and Naturalized Liberians (MOBANAL) says at no time it has been an affiliate or part of ECOWAS Citizens Union of Liberia and doesn’t have intent to do so.

Addressing a news conference over the weekend, MOBANAL said it has observed with grave concern the spreading of misinformation in the public about its connection with ECOWAS Citizens Union of Liberia.

In a statement read by Anoul Sherriff on behalf of Alhaji Hassime Gaye, Co-Chairman of MOBANAL, the organization said it is constrained to enlighten the public of the misinformation that MOBANAL is a breakaway of ECOWAS Citizens Union.

“In fact, MOBANAL is far bigger than ECOWAS Citizens Union in all ramifications with over 250,000 members across the country,” Sherriff said.

Sherriff said the Movement of Born and Naturalized Liberians is a professional grass-root civil society organization that is legally operating within the confines of Liberia.

He further disclosed that the primary goal of the organization is to foster, cement and concretized the togetherness of born and naturalized Liberians in providing the requisite developmental activities through unity and progress to its members generally in Liberia.

At the same time, the organization has announced plan to embark on cleaning up campaign across the city of Monrovia ahead of the pending legislative and presidential elections in the country.

“We as a group accredited by the National Elections Commission will be doing a massive clean-up campaign to give the city a face-lift in the wake of political campaign period and it will subsequently be followed with the launching of MOBANAL,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, MOBANAL is calling on the three branches of the Liberian Government to unite ahead of the much anticipated elections to avoid setback.

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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.