LP blames defeats on logistics


Officials of the opposition Liberty Party or LP have been bragging of late following the opening of its modern headquarters and the purchase of fleet of vehicles. They say their defeat in the last two elections was as a result of lack of logistics.


An executive of the party, Rep. Gabriel Buchanan Smith who echoed the chorus on a local radio talk show Wednesday argues that logistics has been LP’s “greatest challenge in the past two elections.”

“Logistics has been our greatest challenge in the past two elections. Thisyear, we prayed about it, God has begun to open windows of opportunity logistically” and so now we are getting logistics”, he said during the talk show on Wednesday morning, 19 April.

However, his claim was rebuffed by Mr. Nuwah Gibson who presentshimself as a member of the Boakai Think Tank, a team of supporters of Vice PresidentJoseph Nyumah Boakai presidential bid.

Mr. Gibson says logistics has not been the problem of the LP, rathersuggesting that the opposition party’s problem has been strategy which he claims the ruling UP has more than any other party here.

The Boakai supporter maintains that the UP would not have won elections in 2005 if logistics were the primary solution to winning elections, reminding the LP executive that the ruling UP never had logistics when it won the firstelection.

But Rep. Buchanan who sounded more religious on the program insists that it seems God is doing a new thing inthe LP that a lot of people are not seeing. He added that God provides the necessary means for you to succeed when he is ready to lift you up.

Already, Rep. Smith says the party’s team of electoral and elections experts are working to come up with a draft of LP’s campaign strategy within a week or two that will help the party engage the electorate here “… And once that is done and our communication strategy is clearly
defined and presented to the people, I tell you there is no force in thiscountry that can withstand the Liberty Party in this coming election”, heclaims.

Rep. Smith further argues that once the people in the interior parts of Liberia get to understand what the LP’s platform means, the party can seize state power following the October polls. The LP Man says the party must ensure that its strategies are designed in ways that will engage almost every individual in Liberia with the liberty message.

By Winston W. Parley-Edited by Othello B. Garblah

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