Liberty Party in crisis; Chair and SG request NEC to revoke revised Constitution

A reported revised Constitution for the Liberty Party which excludes the current Chairman, Sen. Steve Zargo and Secretary General Jacob Smith is causing stir in the party.

The two leaders of the opposition LP were on Monday at the National Election Commission’s HQ on 9th Street requesting the body not to honor the document.

The Standard Bearer, Madam Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence, Partisan Musa Bility and an Acting Chairperson Madam Rugie Barrig sent a revised constitution to NEC in late October.

The trio are also contemplating on holding a convention December 18 in which Musa Bility is poised to being the next Chairman of the Party.

Sen. Steve Zargo and SG Smith are not taking the decision likely as the revised constitution basically protects the Standard Bearer and her allies they have alarmed as well as show them gross disrespect.

The new constitution protects the Standard Bearer as only being elected during election and removed at sametime.

This for some members of the party remains worrisome as the current Standard Bearer is up for election and possibility remains she could be defeated and still hinge onto power ahead of the 2023 crucial election.

While this crisis is on, the party now remains gravely divided with some members of the party standing with the Chair and SG while others standing alongside the Standard Bearer and Musa Bility.

Liberty Party has strong ties with Grand Bassa and has repeatedly won the county in many elections so its dominance has remained Bassa until its flag bearer in late Cllr. Charles Brumskine shifted the party’s leadership to Lofa for balance of power.

As to how far this fight goes remains anyone’s guess but there remains a huge battle within; the LP’s strength within the opposition CPP might dwindle if care is not taken.

NEC is yet to give an official position on the plead of the Chair and SG.

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