Reports reaching this paper indicates that Presidential hopeful Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine took his Liberty Party to a national executive council meeting in Kakata, Margtibi County over the weekend to brainstorm on the road to the 2017 Presidential election.
The executive council meeting was reportedly attended by all county chairpersons, LP’s Legislative Caucus and executive committee members, among others. Cllr. Brumskine, elected as political leader during the June convention in Voinjama, Lofa County, has urged all executive committee members, former and current legislators, who won on the party’s tickets, to use every available means, including finances and manpower to go all out in search of votes that would enable the party to win the presidency in the impending election.
Cllr. Brumskine, who received rousing welcome from the people of Margibi County, emphasized during the meeting that victory for the Liberty Party is victory for the Liberian people, noting that the hopes and aspirations of the citizenry squarely rest on the shoulders of LP.
The national executive council meeting is held quarterly to come up with strategies on how to move the party forward with a united front. The LP political leader, who presided over the meeting, spent more than two hours, urging his partisans, sympathizers and well-wishers that 2017 provides the best opportunity to take State power through a democratic election.
Speaking to this paper via mobile Monday evening, LP national secretary general Jacob Smith, said the meeting was well attended with the presence of 12 of the 15 county chairpersons, former and current lawmakers, among other officials during the day-long strategic meeting.
“The National Executive Council Meeting in Kakata City, Margibi County, was a great one because the meeting was presided over by the political leader, Cllr. Brumskine, who urged us to be more proactive as the party prepares for 2017 elections. Interestingly, the idea was overwhelmingly accepted by the attendees and party executives,” Smith told The NewDawn.
He said the party is still committed to forming merger and collaboration with other political parties, adding that LP will remain with all parties until the proliferation of political parties in the country is reduced.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor – Edited by Jonathan Browne