The Liberian People’s Party has restructured its national leadership, naming Theodosia Clark-Wah, as Acting Chairman; Harry Muingbeh, Acting Co-chairman; Morris Kollie, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs; Mougnuemuetorh Sackor, Assistant Secretary General for Public Affairs; J. Yanqui Zaza, Treasurer; and Dr. Henry Boima Fahnbulleh, Jr., Standard-bearer, respectively.
In a press release, the party says the acting leadership shall oversee its activities for six months with the mandate to reactivate party structures across Liberia, carry out membership update and recruitment of new members, hold re-union conference, field LPP senatorial candidates in the 2020 midterm election and to plan, organize and hold national congress.
The release notes that since the 2017 presidential and legislative elections, the Liberian People’s Party (LPP) has been dormant, largely caused by the fact that the Party Chairman Counsellor Joseph Kpator Jallah has been preoccupied with the Central Bank of Liberia.
It says Cllr. Jallah’s preoccupation with the Central Bank of Liberia does not allow him to focus on the activities of the party, and that like him, Partisan Jefferson Kanmoh, National Secretary – General is also preoccupied with the Office of the President of the Republic of Liberia thereby, stalling his execution of party duties thus, making the Party Secretariat ineffective.
“Unlike Chairman Jallah and Secretary – General Jefferson Kanmoh, Counsellor Senator Joseph N. Nagbe immediately resigned his position as Co-Chairman of the Party upon appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia”, the release points out.
It continues that more importantly, under the leadership of Chairman Jallah, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party has never convinced any regular meetings or supervised activities of the party’s county chapters and this has paralyzed the party. It says as a result, the LPP is never present at the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Inter-Party Coordinating Committee (IPCC) meetings.
“It is interesting to note, that Chairman Jallah’s first informal meeting since 2017 was on Wednesday, 17 June, 2020. The impromptu meeting was called because the National Elections Commission was carrying out an inspection of political parties’ headquarters throughout the country as required by the electoral laws of Liberia.”
The release says unfolding developments in Liberia require that LPP engage with other democratic forces to help deepen the democratic process in the country as well as prepare its machinery to field candidates in the forthcoming midterm senatorial elections, while gearing up for the 2023 presidential and legislative elections. Press Release