Gbarnga-Bong County: The All Liberian Party or ALP of businessman turned politician Benoni Urey over the weekend ended its first annual convention in the central Liberian town of Gbarnga, Bong County with the election of several key officials to lead the party to the 2017 presidential and legislative elections, while dumping key founding members.
Among key founding members who lost at the party’s convention was acting chairman Mr. Emmanuel Lomax to former Gbapolu County Senator Theodore Momo 144 to 66. Others elected were Bell Bright Robert Vice Chairman for Administration, Chief Budu Wilson Vice Chairman for Mobilization Recruitment and Membership. Trulor Dolo Vice Chairman for Political Affairs and Rev. David Cammue Secretary General.
Mr. Wilbert Merchant was elected as Vice Chairman for International Affairs amongst others. Delegates from the 15 political sub-divisions of the country were all present at the convention Speaking at the close of ballots, Mr. Urey urged his fellow partisans to put the interest of the party first regardless of the outcome of the election process, adding that the election of party officials was a true example of internal democracy within its ranks.
He also said with the election of officials ALP has the ability to move mountains in the 2017 presidential and general elections. “Think about the way we will be celebrating and jubilating when we are being inaugurated as President after all of us have gone through pains and suffering” he added.
The ALP first National Convention which was poorly attended saw local officials of the host county Bong; complaining of being left out of the planning process of the occasion.
By Papa Morris-Edited by Othello B. Garblah