Four collaborating opposition political parties in the country, including the All Liberian Party of businessman Benoni Urey, the Alternative National Congress of former corporate executive, Alexander Cummings, the Liberty Party of Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine and the former ruling Unity Party of ex-Vice President Joseph Boakai are poised to sign a formal statement in Monrovia this Thursday, 21 February cementing their collaboration ahead of the 2020 Special Senatorial election.
A statement issued under the signature of former human rights activist Attorney Aloysius Toe, states that the chairpersons of the collaborating parties, including Mr. Theodore Momo, (ALP); Mr. Lafayette Emmanuel Orashell Gould ( ANC); Sen. Steve Zargo,( LP); and Mr. Wilmot Paye, (UP) invite partisans, sympathizers, and the general public to the formal signing ceremony by their respective political leaders.
Mr. Benoni Urey of the (ALP); Alexander Cummings of the (ANC); Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine of the (LP); and Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai the (UP) contested for the presidency in 2017. They will pen their respective signatures, committing to collaborate in the pending senatorial election.
The event is expected to take place at the Headquarters of the former governing Unity Party in Congo Town, outskirt of Monrovia.
Attorney Toe said members of the international community are expected to witness the exercise, while government officials, civil society organizations, petty traders and professional organizations, labor groups are expected to grace the occasion.
Since the 2017 Presidential and Representatives elections, the four opposition parties have been in closed consultation for the possibility of forming a united front against President George Manneh Weah’s ruling Coalition for Democratic Change.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor –Editing by Jonathan Browne