MONROVIA: The Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) says it has commissioned county chapters and the national leadership to vigorously campaign in the trenches, villages, and from door to door to ensure a one-round victory for President George Manneh Weah. The constituent Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) member further informed that it has expelled three of its officials for operating outside of the party’s constitutional provisions.
According to a MOVEE press release issued Thursday, August 10, 2023, National Chairman Robert M. Sammie made the disclosure following a two-day National Executive Committee meeting, where critical political decisions were made.
The Party said the emergency meeting of its Executive Committee members was called for MOVEE Political Leader Amb. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., to provide direction relative to President Weah’s Reelection Campaign engagement activities in the counties.
MOVEE’s National Chairman said his Party has prepared and dispatched campaign materials to the 73 electoral districts across the 15 political subdivisions of Liberia.
Quoting MOVEE’s Political Leader, Mr. Sammie said, “If there are any additional needs for campaign materials, they will be made available, but we have to work very hard to ensure President Weah wins on the first ballot”.
Three Officials Expelled, replaced
Meanwhile, the party took disciplinary action by expelling some of its senior partisans and bringing on board creditable, respectable, and committed partisans for the effective and smooth operation of the party through “Resolution 002-2023”.
“That the National Vice Chair for Mobilization, Recruitment, and Membership, Mr. Goodrich S. Cheayan, is expelled for violation of “Article XVIII, Section 3,” which states that it is strictly prohibited for any member of MOVEE to bear or hold concurrent membership in another Political Party within or outside of the Republic of Liberia. In essence, no member of MOVEE is allowed to be a member of any other political party.
“That the former National Vice Chair for Youth Affairs, Mr. K. Edward Norman, Jr., and the former National Vice Chair for Gender, Auxiliaries, and Marginalized, Ms. Johetta Konuwa, are hereby expelled for actions that have posed embarrassment to the Party and brought the Party into public disrepute as determined by the National Executive Committee consistent with Article XVIII, Section 5, of the 2016 By-Law and Constitution,” Mr. Sammie said.
The National Executive Committee has concomitantly endorsed partisan Williette P. Cooper as National Vice Chair for Gender, Auxiliaries, and Marginalized, replacing Ms. Johetta Konuwa, who has been expelled from the Party. Partisan Winston Gray was also endorsed as National Vice Chair for Youth Affairs, replacing Mr. K. Edward Norman, Jr., who has been expelled from the party.
“The Movement for Economic Empowerment reaffirms its commitment to the re-election of President George Manneh Weah in the impending Presidential and Legislative elections,” the release said.
MOVEE is one of the nine constituent parties forming the Coalition for Democratic Change whose Standard Bearer George Manneh Weah is seeking reelection on October 10 this year.