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The expelled secretary general of the outgoing Unity Party Patrick Worzie opens a can of worms here, challenging his expulsion from the UP, defiantly arguing that he was duly elected at a party convention and cannot be expelled in such form and manner.


Speaking in Monrovia on Tuesday, 16 January Worzie says from a long distance he foresaw the plan to get him out. According to him, UP Chairman Wilmot Paye, fully aware that the party convention is near, and that he [Paye] can’t get re-elected, so he has embarked on such decision.

Worzie confirms that he and Paye have sour relationship in the party, recalling that at the national convention held in Gbarnga, Bong County that saw Paye ascending to the Chairmanship, he never supported him, instead, he gave his support to Madam Madina Wesseh.

He further discloses that Paye sought his help to undermine former Secretary General Eugene Nagba, who was by then his immediate boss in the UP, but he refused, something that led to the fueling of bad blood between him and Chairman Paye.

He describes Paye as someone, who loves power and wants his voice to be final. “The chairman wants power, he wants to manage everything, he wants his voice to be the God of host”, Worzie laments.

He adds that Paye wants to be national chairman and at the same time run the Secretariat. He alleges that Chairman Paye had earlier told him that he would undermine him until he [Worzie] leaves the party.

He continues that former standard bearer and Vice President Joseph Boakai lacks will to make decision, so others are using his weakness to ride on.

He says when he asked the standard bearer for his opinion on the issue, Boakia blasted at him, querying why him why he was on the side of standard bearer emeritus President Sirleaf father than him [Joe Boakai] despite being his nephew.

By Samuel P. Kanara-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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