A member of the governing council of the People’s Unification Party or PUP says the party subscribes to a democratic process thru which the majority usher themselves in power and bring on board the minority.
Margibi County electoral district #5 Representative Emmanuel Nuquay, who is a founding member of the PUP that emerged on the political landscape here in 2014, said the party does not support a political process wherein the majority ushers in a minority leadership that rules at the exclusion and deprivation of the majority that gave the power.
He made the statement recently in Gbarnga, Bong County – central Liberia when he gave the historicity of the People’s Unification Party during formal ceremony to present PUP to the people of Bong. The exercise is expected to be extended to Nimba County and other counties of Liberia.
He said after two successive democratic elections in post-war Liberia, the unification of Liberians has become more challenging, so the PUP has come to take the lead in uniting the people. Representative Nuquay, who is also the Margibi County Legislative Caucus Chair, added that the political landscape of Liberia has become fragmented and polarized where one sees political leaders emerging and strengthening themselves in specific geographical regions and voting belts.
According to him, those political leaders, who had been able to organize their voting belts and regions, have succeeded in wielding tremendous political dividends for their people. He noted some regions have been able to make leaders of their own to advance their own interest at the national discussion table or marginalized in some cases and deprived of participation in the body politics or governance of the country.
Such situations, he said, necessitated the emergence of the PUP, as a political force that will move through the length and birth of Liberia to identify and establish voting belts in areas that are hugely populated, but not organized and consolidated with the strength of driving the national leaders that will take them to the national discussion table and ensure their participation in the governance process of the State.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi – Edited by Jonathan Browne