CDC to Expel Chambers?
Representative Bhafol Chambers of Maryland County may not be a happy man by now in the wake of reports that the Legislative Caucus of the Congress for Democratic Change is poised to expel the tough-talking lawmaker from the CDC.
Representative Chambers, formerly of the governing Unity Party, fell out with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf over disagreement on the SIFCA Agreement in Maryland County and eventually cross-carpeted to the CDC prior to the 2011 general and presidential elections.
The New Dawn has reliably learnt the CDC Legislative Cuscus is currently holding series of meetings to announce the expulsion of Chambers for what has been termed ‘betray of interest’ and alleged discussions with the ruling Unity Party.
A local radio station (Love FM) has reported that a highly placed source at the Executive Mansion hinted the station that Dr. Chambers is secretly re-aligning with his former political Alma Mater.
It is also reported that the caucus’ decision to expel Dr. Chambers followed news that he is allegedly being used by a top Unity Party lawmaker to malign the characters of fellow CDC lawmakers. Dr. Chambers announced his resignation as Chairman of the Unity Party Legislative Cuscus at the Capitol Building immediately after the ratification of the SIFCA Agreement.
He has been a bitter critic of President Sirleaf prior to and after the 2011 elections, accusing her of practicing nepotism. He also refused to shake hand with the President on grounds that she was not democratically elected.
However, CDC Secretary General Representative Acarous Gray says the party’s Legislative Caucus is yet to make a determination on whether to expel Dr. Bhafol Chambers. Rep. Gray has disclosed that members of the Caucus are expected to meet and discuss a number of issues, including the constitution of a new leadership.
Gray however described reported threats by Dr. Chambers to go after those opting for his expulsion as laughable, adding that he himself has personal problems with the Maryland County lawmaker.
According to him, Chambers was allegedly used by big hands in the Unity Party to mislead the public about the involvement of some officials of the CDC in a secret oil deal meeting, but did not say where. Rep. Gray vowed to battle anyone, who will slander the characters of members of the CDC in an attempt to portraying themselves as heroes.
Dr. Chambers himself is yet to comment on what appears to be a conspiracy against him. Several attempts made on Wednesday by this paper via mobile phone to get to the embattle lawmaker did not materialize.
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