Presidential hopeful Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe’s Liberian People’s Party (LPP) has indefinitely suspended its chairman, J. Yanqui Zaza.
In a release issued Tuesday, 13 December 2022, the party accused Mr. Zaza of “deliberate, conscious, and consistent violations of the Party’s 1984 Constitution.”
The LPP said it has therefore forwarded its suspended chairman to the party’s Grievance and Ethics Committee established by the body in keeping with the Party’s Constitution and the National Election Commission Regulations and Guidelines for Political Parties.
“…[The] National Committee in its first sitting on Saturday, December 10, 2022, 7 (seven) months after the election of the current officials of the National Executive Committee on May 6, 2022, resolved to suspend for time indefinite, its National Chairman, J. Yanqui Zaza,” the release said.
The sitting which took place in the city of Paynesville had in attendance Chairpersons of the various County Congresses representing the Executive Committees of the Counties, the release said.
It added that in attendance were also officials of the National Executive Committee, the constitutional membership of the National Committee.
The party alleged that the suspended National Chairman deliberately refused to attend the sitting or provide any excuse to the body.
It disclosed that suspended chairman Zaza tried to deliberately undermine, impede, and obstruct the sitting of the National Committee by unconstitutionally trying to remove some Chairmen of the County Congresses.
LPP accuses Zaza of allegedly spreading false information about the intent of the sitting, maliciously maligning the reputation of members of the National Committee and acting without an approved and adopted National Annual Party’s Budget and National Annual work plan of the National Committee.
The LPP admonishes all its partisans, well-wishers, sympathizers, relevant institutions, and the public to cease transacting any official business of the party with suspended Chairman Zaza until further notice.
The party said it will not be held responsible for any act or commit to any contract or agreement made between any institution or individual with the suspended Chairman after the publication of this release.
Meanwhile, LPP’s National Committee through the National Secretariat of the Party conveys revolutionary salutation to its progressive partisans, honest well-wishers, sympathizers, and the peace-loving people of the Republic of Liberia.