ANC Investigates Violence At Its Headquarters - Suspends Youth Congress’ Activities

ANC Investigates Violence At Its Headquarters - Suspends Youth Congress’ Activities Featured

The National Executive Committee of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) says the decision of majority of the Youth Congress Executive Committee to suspend its Chairman was a procedural breach in violation of Articles 24 and 27 of the party’s Constitution on the procedure for suspension of an elected national officer of an organ within the party.

In a press release issued in Monrovia and signed by Mr. Aloysius Toe, National Secretary General, said the Executive Committee has, therefore, rescinded the decision to suspend Mr. Benjamin Myers.

It can be recalled that on Monday, June 8, 2020, there was a fracas involving the Youth Congress of the ANC at its Headquarters in Monrovia. However, in response to the fracas, the National Executive Committee met and came up with its decision.

An Ad-hoc Grievance & Ethics Committee has been instituted to investigate the violence and the allegations made against Mr. Benjamin Myers by other executives of the Youth Congress. The Committee is expected to produce its report within five (5) working days.

The press release mentioned that in line with Article 25, Section 1 of the Constitution, Senator Daniel Naatehn, Chairman of the party and with the support of the EC, has invoked “police power” over the Youth Congress, abrogates the powers of the leadership and hereby suspend all its activities. Chairman Naatehn shall herein exercise all powers of the Chairman of the Youth Congress and serve as its singular leadership pending the investigation report within five (5) working days.”

Meanwhile, the ANC assured the public of its commitment to ensuring that this unfortunate incident does not repeat itself, as it focuses on providing leadership to the Liberian People.

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