The National Patriotic Party or NPP, currently part of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has dismissed as “false and misleading” recent allegation by some disgruntled partisans of the NPP that their Chairman, Representative James P. Biney, received US$14,000 from the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC).
Chairman Biney is reportedly out of the country, but the party in a press release dated 22 July and signed by its National Secretary-General Bolton Dennis, says that at absolutely no time has the ANC given Chairman Biney a dime or has he received any money of gift from the ANC or any partisan of the ANC as claimed. The release further clarifies that the party’s decision to form collaboration with the Congress for Democratic Change was a National Convention decision.
It continues that contrary to what was reported in this paper, most of those jumping party are squarely doing so to find the easier way to contest in the impending elections, and those who left the NPP are either in this category or simply have other personal agenda.
Several NPP officials and executives who defected the party on claims of Standard Bearer Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor and Chairman James P. Biney taking unilateral decisions, which have no direct impact on the party are Bomi County Senator and former chief spokesman for the Taylor Family, Sando Dazoe Johnson; Bong County Representative George S. Mulbah, Secretary-General Andrew Peters, Assistant Secretary-General for Social Services, Amanda Garnett, and Vice Chairman for Planning, Research and Policy, Kollie Kamara, among others.
But the release notes that the NPP, under the Chairmanship of Representative James P. Biney has in one year re-established headquarters in 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties and also has had its first successful nationwide Standard Bearer primaries.
It further explains that the party successfully concluded its first constitutional review convention which had been pending for more than a decade, and that the Biney leadership has re-opened doors in the international circle once more for the ex-ruling party, and that the NPP has secured a Vice Standard Bearer post on a ticket (CDC) that is poised to win the October elections, saying, “All of these and more, we in the NPP are grateful to the Biney’s leadership.” Press Release