Liberty Party Montserrado County District#10 defeated candidate Attorney Kanio Bai Gbala’s decision to singlehandedly express support for Coalition for Democratic Change Standard Bearer Senator George Weah in the impending runoff election receives sharp criticism from LP Vice Chairman for Political Affairs Darious Dillon.
Mr. Dillon describes Kanio as an ingrate for leaving his party’s unresolved challenge against results of the 10 October Presidential and Representatives Elections to pledge support to the CDC.
Attorney Gbala is a former national chairman for press and public affairs of the Congress for Democratic Change. He left the party months before the elections after he could not secure a CDC slot to for seat in the House of Representatives and crossed over to the Liberty Party where he was embraced and subsequently placed on its strategic campaign team.
“I am painfully constrained to indefinitely suspend my membership from the Mighty Congress for Democratic Change with immediate effect. This decision by extension also revokes my membership within the Coalition for Democratic Change and relinquishes me of my position as chairman on Press and Public Affairs of the Coalition,” he wrote in his letter dated April 17, addressed to CDC Chairman McGill.
He contested for Montserrado County legislative seat on the LP’s ticket, but lost the poll. Speaking on Truth Breakfast Show, a live interactive talk show hosted by Truth FM 96.1, Mr. Dillon explains that the LP would not declare support for any of the candidate in the runoff, while challenging the polls results at the same time, noting that doing so could undermine its claims against the process.
The LP thru its Standard Bearer Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine alleges there were massive frauds during the elections which affected his party’s performance at the poll, and has presented a formal complaint to the National Elections Commission, calling for re-run of the polls. Dillon continues that the LP has overwhelming evidence against poll workers’ involvement in alleged fraudulent acts, including ballot stuffing.
NEC Chairman Cllr. Jerome Korkoya confirms here that one poll worker was arrested during the 10 October polls and turned over to the police for investigation in connection with alleged tampering.
By Jonathan Browne