The Forum of Political Parties Youth Leagues, a conglomeration of youth leaders from registered political parties in Liberia ends its first national retreat aimed at cementing a better relationship of peace and nonviolent approaches among young people before, during and after electioneering period.
Addressing reporters at the retreat over the weekend, officials of the organization said the forum was meant to create awareness on violence- free elections throughout the country and promote a much more youthful integration into the governance and political system of the country.
The Forum of Political Parties Youth Leagues was established few months ago, following the dissolution of the Association of Opposition Political Youth Leagues, previously umbrella organization for all young people aspiring for leadership either through their respective political parties or individual political ambition.
The daylong national congress was held at the Eco Hotel in Sinkor and brought together a cross section of political parties youth leaders or representation from almost all of the registered and recognized political institutions in Liberia.
Climaxing with the election of its first legitimate leadership to stair the affairs of the Forum, MOVEE youth leader, Sampson Kamayan emerged as National Chairman whilst, LINU’s Andrew M. Cooper secured the Vice Chair for administration, as RDC’s Yancy Gegeh took the Vice Chair for Mobilization post.
Others elected are, CLP’s Nyemah William, Vice Chair for International Affairs; ALP’s Ike Moore, Vice Chair for Political & Governmental Affairs; DJP’s Bloyay Davis, Vice Chair for Finance & Investment; MPC’s Gardour Catherina, Vice Chair for Gender; ULD’s Micheal F. Tar, Deputy Secretary for Press & Communication; CDC’s Emmanuel Johnson, Vice Chair for Planning & Program; NLP’s Emmanuel Smith, Deputy Secretary for Research; ALCOP’s Mohammed V. Kamare, National Treasure and LFP’s George Doe, National Chaplin General.
The governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), All Liberian Party (ALP), Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) and the United People’s Party (UPP) were among parties in attendance.
Other parties present were the grand old True Whig Party (TWP), Vision for Liberia Transformation (VOLT), Liberia Transformation Party (LTP), Liberia Restoration Party (LRP), Coalition for Liberia Progress (CLP), Change Democratic Action (CDA), Democratic Justice Party (DJP), Redemption Democratic Congress (RDC), Union of Liberia Democrats (ULD), All Liberian Coalition Party (ALCOP), New Liberia Party (NLP), Liberia for Prosperity (LFP).
By Lewis S.Teh