The Liberia Renaissance Office Incorporated (LIROI) informs the public of two separate meetings held with the Standard Bearers of the Unity Party and Current Chair of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), former Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai and Alternative National Congress (ANC), Honorable Alexander B. Cummings, in Accra, Ghana on December 18, 2021. The meetings are consistent with on-going effort to gauge the perspectives of the two leaders who are also contenders for CPP’s choice as candidate for President of Liberia in 2023, on critical issues germane to LIROI objectives of promoting democracy, economic transformation and sustainable development in our Liberia.
In touch with staff of both Leaders, LIROI was aware of their presence in Accra, and used the opportunity of the presence of its partners, the BW Global Group (BWGG), on a fieldtrip in the region, to meet separately with the two leaders. The two meetings centered around LIROI interests in realizing the aspiration of the Liberian people for a united opposition through the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) for which LIROI was subsequently informed the two leaders separately reaffirmed their commitment to a united CPP.
The two meetings also solicited the views of the two leaders on additional ways and means by which LIROI could be more supportive of the CPP. The LIROI and its partners were pleased with the cordial atmosphere surrounding the separate discussions and the expressions of both leaders to resolve all outstanding issues within the CPP, particularly the conflict within the Liberty Party, and promote democratic ideals as they go about the processes leading to the selection of candidates of the CPP for the ensuring 2023 Presidential and General elections. The LIROI will continue to explore and engage all the key stakeholders of the CPP in public and private to advance the objectives of LIROI in its support of a united CPP.
Meanwhile, LIROI clarifies that at no time did it or any of its partners meet jointly with both leaders neither did it facilitate negation by both leaders on the leadership question of the CPP. While LIROI would welcome such meeting as positive, were it to have taken place between both leaders, we are cognizant that such exercise must be voluntary and ought to grow out of the willingness of the parties and their leaders to do so.
It may be recalled that LIROI was established few months ago as a mass based citizens’ movement, open to all, including Liberian professionals, diplomats, academics, students, workers, and religious and civil society actors, at home and in the diaspora, with shared values and aspirations, to usher in a NEW ERA in Liberia by LIROI is committed to undertaking, but not limited to the following:
Liberia can no longer tolerate people coming to office to play and have fun with power, with flagrant disregard for human rights, mysterious deaths and disappearances, rampant corruption, economic mismanagement and personalization of political power.
As we approach Liberia’s Bicentennial, we must prepare the country for a NEW ERA of inclusiveness, unity, equal opportunity and prosperity for all.