Congress for Democratic Change lawmaker Julius Berrien is being increasingly pushed aside by the CDC even after he lost the party’s recent primary in Montserrado County Electoral District#10 to CDC Vice Chair for Mobilization, Mulbah Morlu.
After his defeat at the primary, the CDC zonal head in Montserrado County Electoral District#10 Cephas Miller describes Representative Berrien as a disappointment to residents of the district.
Speaking to this paper in Monrovia on Monday, 26 June Mr. Miller further describes the election of Rep. Berrien on the ticket of the CDC as a total waste, on grounds that the lawmaker has failed to perform his responsibilities as lawmaker.
According to him, media reports of a resolution signed by 34 zonal heads rejecting the candidacy of Mulbah Morlu is far from the truth and masterminded by Rep. Berrien. Mr. Miller says reports that the CDC local leadership reaffirms support for Berrien is false and misleading.
He explains that for the past five years Rep. Berrien has been proceeding wrongly in the district, and allegedly disconnected himself from the district leadership. Miller claims that Rep. Berrien left the CDC in liability as a result of accumulated rental covering 10 months.
According to him, the structure that is currently used as district office, Berrien had promised to take full responsibility for the rental, but allegedly reneged in settling the fees prior to resigning from the party.
A recent resolution citing reasons for rejecting Morlu, accused the CDC election commission of denying official delegates vetted by the primary committee from participating in the process.
The document further claims the process was characterized by fraud and inconsistency, and eventually degenerated into conflict. After losing the recent primary in District#10 to Mulbah Morlu, Rep. Berrien subsequently resigned from the CDC amid speculations that he is heading to the ruling Unity Party.
By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne