Party of Hope leader denies fleeing Liberia
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the proposed Party of Hope situated in Logan Town on the Bushrod Island sharply reacts to assertions by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Lawmarx Printing Press Mr. Lawrence Andrews, that the party is indebted to his institution.
Documents in the possession of The New Dawn dated 2 November and 28 November 2017, respectively indicate that the political party is not indebted to the printing press as alleged.
According to the documents under the signatures of Mr. Andrews, the party on 2 November paid to the printing press the total sum of One Hundred and Fifty United Dollars (US$150.00) as final payment for work done for the proposed PH by Mr. Andrews.Mr. Andrews some times before the commencement of political campaign this year, told this paper that Party of Hope had contracted his services to produced sign boards with the estimated cost of Three Hundred and Fifty United States dollars (US$350.00).
He alleged at the time that even though the party made an advance payment, the institution was indebted to the printing press in the tune of US$150.00, which he claims the party Standard Bearer Roland Jacob, refused to pay.
Mr. Andrews at the time accused the PH political leader of fleeing Liberia due to his inability to pay the printing press, an allegation the party terms as erroneous and calculated attempted to damage it party.
A founding executive of the proposed PH, Rev. Emmanuel Arthur, who walked into the offices of The New Dawn on Monday, 4 December, clarifies that PH is not indebted to the Lawmarx Printing Press contrary to claim CEO Mr. Lawrence Andrews, adding that official receipt from Mr. Andrews can disprove his (Andrews) allegation.
Mr. Arthur says at no time whatsoever did the party’s political leader ever leave Liberia for debt owed the Lawmarx Printing Press and that Mr. Andrews’ assertion was not only misleading but criminal especially, when he had received full payment of the amount agreed upon from the Party of Hope for the printing of sign boards.
By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne