Sen. Sogbie: CPP fall is bad omen
By Winston Parley
River Gee County Senator Jonathan Sogbie says the fall of the opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) is a bad omen and a disappointment for those who saw the Collaboration as an alternative, ahead of the 2023 presidential and legislative elections.
“With respect to the CPP disintegration, I think it’s a bad omen for our country because people see us as the alternative, you know. And if we cannot hold together, I don’t know how we expect to lead these people,” he said on local broadcaster OK FM Thursday morning, 24 February 2022.
Mr. Sogbie, a CPP lawmaker, said he quite agrees with people who have expressed disappointment and disenchantment over the fall of the opposition bloc which was once considered the main opposition establishment here.
He said these people are right about being disappointed because they saw the CPP as the alternative for the country.
Mr. Sogbie added that the issue of internal wrangling in the CPP is a problem, but he still believes that there will be some levels of concessions and compromises, though he does not know to what extent.
He said he also believes that all is not lost, arguing that there is no political institution or establishment that is void of problem.
At the same time, Mr. Sogbie claimed that the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George Manneh Weah is aware that it needs to work even harder, saying it will be an error for the ruling establishment “to go to sleep” in celebration of the CPP’s crisis.
He argued that the last election has proven “not too well for the ruling party” and so they cannot relax at this time despite a CPP fall.
Prolonged internal fight which includes lawsuits among hierarchies in the CPP has led to two of its constituent parties – Unity Party (UP) and All Liberian Party (ALP) announcing their withdrawals from the once formidable opposition bloc.
The Alternative National Congress (ANC) seems to hold on yet, and the fourth CPP constituent party, Liberty Party (LP) is divided into two factions, one loyal to ANC and its political leader Alexander B. Cummings and the other faction loyal to LP political leader Senator Nyonblee Karnga – Lawrence.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/rev-kiamu-cpp-lacks-the-ability-to-govern-liberia/