Three opposition political parties here, including the former ruling Unity Party (UP), Alternative National Congress (ANC), and Liberty Party (LP) join forces to criticize the Coalition-led government of President George Manneh Weah.
At a very brief news conference Monday, June 04, at the Liberty Party’s headquarters in Congo Town, its national secretary general Jacob Smith, says the parties form an alliance to work together in moving the country’s democratic process forward, the first since the 2017 elections that saw former opposition CDC ascending to power.
A joint statement dated, June 4, under the signatures of UP Chairman Wilmot Paye, LP Vice Chairman Rugie Barry, and ANC national chairman Orashall Gould, reads: “While all three parties will maintain their independent identities and leadership, we will collaborate to articulate common solutions and alternatives to our country’s challenges. We will also collaborate to hold the CDC-led government accountable to our Constitution and people.”
The parties under the alliance vow to ensure the country’s continued democratic evolution and protect its hard fought for and won freedoms in the interest of the Liberian people.
“Subsequently, the political leaders from the three collaborating parties will meet along with the legal and other appropriate teams to work out the legal framework and other political modalities”, the statement adds.Meanwhile, the newly formed alliance is expected to issue its first statement here Wednesday, 6 June on issues of national concern.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor -Editing by Jonathan Browne