Former Internal Affairs Minister and National Treasurer of the United People’s Party or UPP Blomo Nelson says the action of the Legislature to remove some heads of statutory committees at the capitol building is tantamount to what he called “Dismantling the Legislature” in slow motion. Former Senator Nelson warned lawmakers to be careful in making decisions, especially when it results to dismantlement. He made the statement when he spoke to reporters yesterday at the party’s national headquarters in Sinkor.
The former Internal Affairs Minister said his word of caution comes in the wake of reports that pro-Speaker Alex Tyler supporters removed as committee heads, replacing them with supporters of the Deputy Speaker Hans Bachure.
The UPP executive indicated that contrary to speculations in the country that somes and officials of the UPP were crossing carpet to other political parties, Nelson said that while they were leaving, there was also huge number of individuals joining the party across the country on a daily basis.
He further disclosed that the UPP has no intention of supporting the ruling Unity Party (UP) during the 2017 general and presidential elections, adding that the party will contest the poll and feed candidates for the presidency and House of Representatives respectively.
Blamo- Director General of the Liberian Cabinet, revealed that the party has been visiting the rural parts of the country, and that all was well with its county chapters. Meanwhile, Nelson has maintained that the party, which is expected to hold its National Convention soon, would issue an official notice to Liberians at the appropriate time regarding the time, date and venue of the party convention.
By Emmanuel Mondaye-Edited by George B. Barpeen