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Charlyne Brumskine alarms death threat

–Accuses Nyonblee supporters

By Lincoln G. Peters

Cllr. Charlyne Brumskine, the daughter of opposition Liberty Party (LP) founding father the late Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine has alarmed death threats here.

Appearing on local broadcaster OK FM Wednesday, 2 November 2022, the Grand Bassa County representative hopeful for 2023 accused alleged supporters of LP political leader Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence of making the death threat.

She however clarified that she does not suggest that Senator Karnga-Lawrence had instructed her supporters to do what they are allegedly doing.

But Charlyne insisted that she has been facing death threats because she decided to contest for a representative seat in Bassa on the ticket of LP’s embattled chairman Musa Bility’s faction instead of the Nyonblee faction.

“I am not saying that my big sister Senator Kangar-Lawrence instructed or told her supporters to do what they are doing. However, I am just letting you know their names and connection with her,’’ Cllr. Brumskine said.

“Clarence [referring to the talk show host,], what is happening in Bassa right now as we speak is bad,” Charlyne lamented.

“ There is a young boy who is a Liberty Party youth chair under Nyonblee faction who told me that he was going to do me like George Floyd and put his foot on my neck. I am not making or saying fake story against him, it’s all over Facebook,” Charlyne alleged.

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Nyonblee became LP’s political leader after the death of Charlyne’s father Cllr. Charles Brumskine. He last contested for the presidency on the LP ticket in 2017 when President George Manneh won.

Since Brumskine’s death, LP has been through years of internal instability, political crisis, and division. 

The prolonged internal crisis recently ended up at the Supreme Court, but the problem is yet to be resolved. Political leader Karnga-Lawrence and the party’s controversial chairman Bility are both running separate factions of the Liberty Party.

According to Charlyne, on several occasions, she has received and continues to receive threatening statements from supporters of Senator Kangra-Lawrence both on social media and in the county.

She claimed that this is on grounds that she is supporting Chairman Bility’s LP faction and has betrayed political leader Nyonblee and Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon, an LP stalwart.

She said she has written to both factions of LP informing them about her ambition to contest for the representative set in Grand Bassa County.

“I give the due respect that was given to my big sister, Senator Kangar-Lawrence, and the elected official in Bassa. I cannot run on the LP ticket if I don’t submit my intent to the lawfully recognized National Executive Committee of LP,” Charlyne explained. 

“Martin Koluah is the Secretary-General, and Bility, chairman. The wickedness I [did] was to say I want to run on LP tick, my father’s party, and inform Bility’s faction,” Charlyne lamented.

 She said “this thing” is deep and bigger than her, saying it’s a spiritual matter.

“The death threat, and accusation of betrayal [are] not coming from outside, but within,” said Charlyne.

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