Information reaching the NewDawn suggests that former ruling National Patriotic Party or NPP lawmaker Rep. George Mulbah has ran from the NPP to survive a perceived imminent revenge by jailed ex-president Charles Taylor’s estranged wife Sen. Jewel Howard Taylor and dethroned House Speaker Alex Tyler.
Information reaching this paper on Tuesday, 25 April says Rep. Mulbah who allegedly campaigned against Sen. Taylor’s 2014 senatorial bid and was also instrumental to the removal of Mr. Tyler as House Speaker late in 2016, now finds himself in trouble with his two political rivals that appear to be threat to his chances of maintaining his Bong County Electoral District #3 slot.
There are claims that Sen. Taylor and Mr. Tyler whose parties NPP and the Liberian People Democratic party or LPDP have formed coalition with Sen. Geroge Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change or CDC, are blocking Rep. Mulbah from contesting on the ticket of the Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC in Bong Electoral District #3 in an apparent revenge.
In the wake of claims that Rep. Mulbah is being entangled by his rivals Sen. Taylor and Mr. Tyler, the NPP man is said to be seeking refuge in the hands of CDC breakaway Alternative National Congress or ANC to run on the party’s ticket for the Bong District #3 election this October.
The current situation is said to have constrained Rep. Mulbah to start looking for new political home that will enable him pursue his third term ambition. The NewDawn’s Bong County correspondent says Rep. Mulbah appears to be in some serious negotiations to join opposition ANC of Mr. Alexander Cummings in the heat of his battle with the Coalition for Democratic Change that his Party NPP is part.
There are claims that Rep. Mulbah is negotiating to go on the ANC’s ticket without a primary. If he is denied a free ride on the party ticket, the NewDawn correspondent says Rep. Mulbah will have to face District #3 representative hopeful Augustus B.C. Flomo who recently joined the ANC. When contacted, Rep. Mulbah said anything is possible during this political period, though he maintains that he remains with the NPP.
By Papa Morris / Bong County-Editing by Winston W. Parley