The former ruling Unity Party appears broke, as senior partisans suggest that the party’s vehicles should be commercialized. UP ex-standard bearer Ambassador Joseph Nyumah, stalwarts, executive committee members and partisans had gathered in Tubmanburg, Bomi County to discuss future of the party when Chairman emeritus, Senator Varney Sherman proposed that the party retrieve all vehicles purchased for the 2017 Representatives and Presidential elections and turned them to public transport services in order to finance the once vibrant institution.
This is coming barely six months after it ended 12 years of leadership headed by former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Cllr. Sherman explains the public transport service to be introduced will help to alleviate financial constraints faced by the party as well as reduce financial burdens being shouldered by senior partisans.
Speaking in Tubmanburg, Bomi County over the weekend, the Grand Cape Mount County Senator accuses officials of misusing party assets and wants vehicles assigned to party executives retrieved.
He suggests that such vehicles be used for commercial transport to subsidize the operations of the party.At the same time, Cllr. Sherman, who is the Senate Chairperson on Judiciary, wants the UP to take action against the Coalition for Democratic Change-led administration for failure to implement the Democracy Sustenance Law.
According to him, the act was passed was technically passed, but former President Sirleaf did not veto or sign it into law.Senator Sherman calls on the Weah administration to implement the act by allotting in the 2018 budget the required amount for political parties that finished 1st and 2nd places in the 2017 elections.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor -Editing by Jonathan Browne