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The National Executive Committee of the Congress for Democratic Change, with immediate effect, suspends the membership of CDC Bong County Chairman Victor Wisseh, for alleged violence and disruption of a political rally held in Gbarnga, Bong County over the weekend.

A press statement issued in Monrovia, Wednesday September 30, by CDC MulbahMorlu says the decision arises out of an official complaint dated 29 September 2020, which accuses Mr. Wisseh of leading a gang of young people to disrupt a political rally held by Bong County Sen. Henry W. Yallah at Chief Compound Public School, resulting to physical violence and wounds.

The release says Wisseh has also been suspended from the Bong County Chairmanship, pending outcome of full investigation.

At the same time, the CDC distances itself from Sunday’s ransack of the home Montserrado County District#10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah, saying neither was the ruling party nor (any of) its leaders was involved.

According to the CDC, analysis of facts and circumstances leading to the violence appear to support premise that the scuffle may be traced to a longstanding land dispute between Rep. Kolubah and a private citizen identified as KollieMorlu (No relationship to Chairman Morlu) and calls on the Liberia National Police to prosecute those arrested in connection with said violence.

The leadership of the Coalition reaffirms zero-tolerance against lawlessness, cautioning all partisans to abstain from violence even in the face of provocation and emphasizes that partisans, especially leaders caught in act of lawlessness will be dealt with harshly consistent with law and standards.

But despite denial of its involvement in the attack at the Lawmaker’s residence, Rep. Kolubah revealed that a gang from the CDC led by one Abu, who formerly worked with him as an aide, led the attack.

-over electoral violence–Editing by Jonathan Browne

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