Mr. Emmanuel Lomax, ex-organizing chairman of the All Liberia Party or ALP has launched a stinking attack against the ALP leader Liberian businessman Mr. Benoni Urey, describing his former boss as deceitful, incredible, and unfit for the Liberian Presidency.
Lomax and Urey had been political comrades leading to the formation of the ALP not until when the party went to convention early this year in Gbarnga, Bong County when the former lost the chairmanship, subsequently resigned and the relationship became sour.
Since then, enmity has developed between both men who are renegades of former President Charles Taylor’s ex-ruling National Patriotic Party. Lomax accuses his ex-boss for being behind his downfall from the financially buoyant ALP, and has unleashed an all-out attack in retaliation.
Addressing a news conference over the weekend in central Monrovia, Lomax said it is unfortunate that a man like Urey would be considered to enter the race for the Presidency comes 2017. The former ALP chair resigned taking along with him the group “Friends of Benoni W. Urey Humanitarian and Education Foundation.”
He said in consonance with Article Seven (7) of the ALP’s Article of Incorporation, the Friends of Benoni W. Urey Humanitarian and Education Foundation is hereby pleased to announce its official dissolution from the ALP and every activity of Mr. Benoni Urey’s presidential bid.
He said the essence of parting with the ALP and Mr. Urey is due to lack of support and cooperation from the chief sponsor; including his inconsistency and deceitful posture in empowering the organization to deliver on its four formational pillars.
According to Lomax, Urey had promised to provide micro-loan to marketers across the country, loan motor-bikes to motorcyclists under a 50 percent subsidized arrangement as well as to granting scholarship to deserving students in all 15 counties; and implement strategic community development projects in Liberia.
But he said the Liberian millionaire failed to live up to his commitment, thus putting the party and the foundation in a difficult position. According to him, the organization can undoubtedly boast of numerous achievements since its inception in February 2014, adding that besides recruiting thousands of members across Liberia and abroad, the greatest achievement of the group was establishing what is today styled and referred to as the All Liberian Party or ALP.
He intimated that the deliberate failure of Urey in delivering on promises as mentioned supra is not only embarrassing but a gross disservice to the people of Liberia, at whose detriment he (Urey) amassed the wealth he and his family enjoy today.
“We the incorporators and majority members of the leadership of the ‘Friends Benoni W. Urey/Humanitarian and Education Foundation’ have not only resolved to cease our existence but also reign from Hon. Urey’s All Liberia Party”, Lomax announced at the press conference.
He said disclosed the will embark on a nationwide tour beginning this week to hold consultations with citizens, adding right after said consultations, the next political decision will be announced to the Liberian people and the world at large.
Meanwhile, both Mr. Benoni Urey and the ALP are yet to respond officially to the claims made by Lomax and his formal exit from the party.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor-Editing by Jonathan Browne