Governing Unity Party stalwart Musa Hassan Bility, who resigned from the ruling UP over the weekend to join the opposition Liberty Party said he took the decision to secure business protection under a Brumskine-led presidency following the 2017 elections.
According to him, he has invested about US$50 million here, and that the best option he expects from the Liberty Party after victory is to protect his business interest. Bility, who served as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s campaign manager for Montserrado County that saw the President reelected in 2011, said Liberty Party political leader Cllr. Brumskine has the characteristics and credibility to become a good President, adding that in the 12 years he has been interacting with him, the Liberty Party strongman has maintained his character, clear of scandal.
Speaking Monday in Monrovia when he formally declared his membership with the Liberty Party, the Liberian petroleum importer said Brumskine has over the years displayed hardcore patriotism, managing his image both nationally and internationally.
He said his marriage with the LP is not only about winning the Presidency, but building a political institution that will move the democratization of Liberia forward. In response, Cllr. Brumskine said, “Musa Bility is now a member of Liberty Party, wow.”
The political leader said his primary dream is to see the LP wins the impending Presidential and Representatives Elections, although he has lost to previous elections for the Presidency.
Meanwhile, LP chairman Benjamin Sanvee has announced a vigorous membership drive from October 25 to 25 November after which the party will move to its newly furnished national headquarters.
Besides being a businessman, Bility is a philanthropist and current President of the Liberian Football Association. He runs the largest Liberian-owned Oil and Gas Company, Srimex and the Renaissance Communications Network, a conglomeration of Truth FM 96.1 and Real Television Channel 7.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor& Bridgett Milton -Editing by Jonathan Browne