The National Youth League of the governing Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) frowns on the suspension of Grand Bassa County Senator Jonathan Kaipay by the opposition Liberty Party for his position in the recent impeachment trial of former Associate Justice KabinahJa’ neh.
The CDC in a news conference here, says it frowns on the wave of undemocratic and callous dictatorship being exhibited by the LP to have “suspended for time indefinite” the erudite Senator of Grand Bassa County Jonathan LambortKaipay, for exercising his constitutional right.
It notes the LP’s action exposes its weakness and speaks volume to the lack of institutional building in the opposition block.
In a two-page press statement, the head of the CDC management team Isaiah H. Togba says the Youth League is neither surprised nor baffled over the latest decision of the Liberty Party, which shows how individualism has taken over institutionalism thus, making the party the latest ‘boys scout ‘with individual like Abraham Darius Dillon dictating the course of action of the party, contrary to public perception that it is an institution.
“If you can recount over the weekend after the Senate unanimously voted to impeach former Associate Justice Kabineh M. J’aneh, Mr. Dillon took to his social media page (now consider the new Executive Committee of the Liberty Party) to threaten Senator Kaipay of expulsion from the Liberty Party which has convinced our consciences more that Dillon is the new political leader of the party and his executive committee is his facebook page”, Togba laments.
He continues that one would wonder why the CDC decided to flag the issue, saying “We refused to believe that Darius Dillon is bigger than the Liberty Party, an opposition party that supposed to be responsible and organized like the CDC did for the past twelve years will now be led by an individual and his social media page which we consider the new Executive Committee to make final decision on behalf of the party with gross disregard for the pluralistic democracy the CDC has been able to tutor opposition political parties in this country for the past years.”
He notes that the Youth League will welcome Senator Kaipay to the CDC and all other stalwarts, who have been victimized by the undemocratic and unilateral decision to have them suspended or expelled simply for exercising their democratic franchise as lawmakers and citizens of the Republic.
“As enshrined in our party constitution, the CDC, as a democratic party is open to Liberians aspiring to liberate our people from the scourge of ignorance, disease and poverty based on the sound management of the national economy and the natural resources.”
By Lewis S. Teh –Editing by Jonathan Browne