The Supreme Court of Liberia has reportedly nullified the current leadership of the former ruling National Patriotic Party or NPP of convicted former President Charles Taylor.
The Supreme Court came down with the ruling in its Monday sitting at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia. Some stalwarts of the NPP had filed a petition to the Supreme Court against Maryland County Representative James Biney as chairman of the party.
Confirming the information, Maryland County Senator H. Dan Morias said the James Biney-led leadership has been described as interim, pending national convention. The National Elections Commission recently barred the NPP from participating in the recent by-election in Lofa County and other elections until it can go to convention and elect slate of leadership.
Prior to the conduct of the controversial convention that saw Representative James Biney emerging as chairman, the party has been engulfed in serious leadership crisis, with one group headed by Randolph Cooper, and another by Cllr. Theophilus C. Gould. The Gould leadership has been accused of overstaying its legitimate term.
Speaking to The NewDawn via mobile phone yesterday afternoon, Senator Morais said he would hold a press conference today, February 9, 2016, at his Capitol Building office to highlight some key happenings within the NPP.
Meanwhile, the Bong County leadership of the NPP has been evicted for failure to settle rental services. Speaking to this paper recently in Gbarnga City, Mr. Moses Barworlor said the political leader, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, has allegedly refused to settle the party’s arrears.
Mr. Barworlor, former chairman of the Bong County branch, indicated that due to bad administration policy of the standard bearer, he was constrained to resign his post. He disclosed the NPP is indebted in the amount of US$1,500 for a period of two years, adding “Since they refused, especially Senator Taylor, who took the place from me, whenever I call her, she has an excuse or refuse to take the call. I have written her office still no response, so the only option is kick them out of the house.”
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor-Edited by Jonathan Browne