Over Howard- Taylor Saga - Gov’t Warned

Over Howard- Taylor Saga - Gov’t Warned

The Chairman emeritus of the former ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP), Chief Cyril Allen, has warned the Coalition for Democratic Change(CDC)- led Government not to undermine or disrespect the NPP.

The alliance (CDC) was formed in January 2017 to contest the 2017 Presidential and Representative Elections, bringing together the Congress for Democratic Change(CDC), National Patriotic Party(NPP)and the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP).

It nominated Mr. George MannehWeah, leader of the Congress for Democratic Change(CDC) as its presidential candidate. Weah was elected President in the second round of voting with 61.5 % of the vote, whilst the CDC won 21 of the 73 seats in the House of Representatives.

Speaking recently at a ceremony in observance of former President Charles G. Taylor’s 72nd Birthday in Congo Town, on the outskirt of Monrovia, Chief Allen claimed that some functionaries within the CDC-led Government have and are continuing to disrespect Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, who is also the Standard Bearer of the NPP.

Allen, who is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP), further warned that Vice President Howard-Taylor must not be manipulated and played owing to her position in the CDC-led Government and head of the NPP.

“I want to call on the Weah-led Government and some elements within the NPP not to undermine the party and the Vice President,” said ex-NPP chairman, who has never minced his words, despite holding position in the government.

“We want to send a warning out to the CDC also, we are part of the Coalition for Democratic Change, we are a very effective unit within the foundation of the party, we played a very major role in constructing the Coalition document and developing the formula for the electoral process that we won,” the tough talking chairman emeritus of the NPP, who did not call names, among other things, voiced out. 

Meanwhile, Vice President Howard-Taylor has since set the record straight that she had not resigned her post as widely speculated.

In an interview with the FrontPage Africa Newspaper recently, the former Bong County Senator stated that she will remain focused in fulfilling the mandate given her by the CDC-led Government as a result of the 2017 Presidential and Representative Elections. 

She informed the local news outlet that though the decision to resign had crossed her mind several times, she will remain focused this time in the execution of her assigned duties.

“I have quite a few times, said you know maybe I didn’t make the right choice, maybe I’m the problem for which this marriage is having all of the stumbling blocks. It’s good to say, internally, you know, well, maybe I’m the problem, what can I do to fix it? But in spite of the many challenges, I know that the people of Liberia when they went to cast their ballot, they looked at the combination of what then Ambassador Weah brought to the table and what I brought to the table and how we have managed to put into place in the campaign, a robust team that could deal with any issue – give us proper information, give us proper advice – that’s how we won,” the ex-Bong County Senator intimated.

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