There appears to be some jittery among some National Patriotic Party (NPP) faction members that are backing NPP’s Standard Bearer and Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard – Taylor’s expulsion from the party, as a key faction member reverts to recognize Madam Taylor as standard bearer.
At NPP’s recent convention in Bentol, Montserrado County where Madam Taylor was expelled, former Bong County Rep. George Mulbah and member of the Biney NPP faction told reporters that he recognizes Madam Taylor as standard bearer just as he recognizes Biney as party chairman.
Mulbah believes that the survival of the NPP lies in the resolution of internal wrangling within the party, saying those that are infusing confusion in the party are the problem of the NPP.
Further speaking against Biney’s earlier expulsion from the party, Mr. Mulbah argues that Biney was elected by NPP partisans just as Madam Howard-Taylor, thus, he does not recognize the illegitimate removal of Mr. Biney from the Chairmanship by Madam Taylor.
Mulbah says even though he was equally suspended by Biney at a time he was contesting a representative post for Bong County in 2011, he since forgiven Biney, noting that those who infuse confusion in the party are wicked wizards.
Mr. Mulbah recalls that he was removed from the NPP one week to election when he was contesting for representative seat in 2011 in Bong County.
He claims that the party Standard Bearer and Liberia’s Vice President Madam Taylor ensured that chairman Biney removed him (Mulbah) from the position of NPP Bong County chair and replaced him by rival candidate Mr. Marvin Cole.
He continues that in that case, the party’s constitution was never respected.According to him, he was informed by Chairman Biney that his suspension from the party was done on the orders of Standard Bearer Taylor because she didn’t want him in the party.But Mulbah notes that the embattled NPP Chairman Biney who wrote his suspension letter went to Bong County and apologized for the action.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley