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Party leader on run

Proposed Party of Hope political leader Mr. Roland W. Jacobs is said to be on the run, allegedly indebted to a printing press here in the tune of US$160.00. The Lawmax Printing Press situated in Logan Town, suburb of Monrovia says it has plans to file legal action against Mr. Jacobs, whom the printing press claims has absconded to the U.S.

Document in the possession of this paper, dated 11 May and signed Lawmax Printing Press General Manager Lawrence Andrews, alleges that the Party of Hope (PoP) contracted the printing press to print two sign boards of the party at the cost of US$320.00.

Having taken the contract, the printing press alleges that the party made an initial payment of US$160.00, leaving the balance of US$160.00 to be settled after the completion of the entire job.

According to the document, the printing press implemented the contract to print the party’s logo on the wall of PoP’s Headquarters in Logan Town and a steel signboard. But following alleged completion of the job, the printing press claims that the PoP refused to pay the balance money.

The action of the party has allegedly compelled Mr. Lawrence Andrews to pursue a legal action against Mr. Jacobs for refusing to clear his debt. When the General Manager of Lawmax Printing Press Mr. Lawrence Andrews was contacted by this paper on 17 August on the document, he confirmed the information.

He says he has confiscated one of PoP’s signboards, pending the settlement of his debt by Mr. Jacobs.When our reporter also contacted an official of the PoP Rev. Emmanuel Arthur, he denied claims that the PoP political leader Mr. Jacobs had left the country for the United States.

But when this paper visited Mr. Jacobs’s residence around the Logan Town Rice Store, it was established that PoP political leader has been in the United States for over two months now. The PoP political leader is said to be a former American serviceman, but returned home to contest the presidential elections through the formation of the proposed PoP.

Dozens of founding executives of the party are said to have abandoned it due to the alleged inability of Mr. Jacobs to ensure the party becomes qualified by the National Elections Commission (NEC) as a duly registered political institution.

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By Emmanuel Mondaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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