In the wake of a reported resolution by the National Patriotic Party (NPP) reaffirming its commitment to support the Weah-led government, there has been some concerns about the authenticity of the resolution with fingers being pointed at telephone numbers carried in the document, but the Standard Bearer of the NPP, Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor reserves comment when contacted; The Analyst reports
Some sources at the NPP Headquarters, when asked about the resolution, said the so-called signed document accompanying the resolution is invalid as it seems to be the regular party attendance sheet of members of the National Executive Committee. The sources argued that no resolution has the phone numbers of its signatories.
“It seems to be that some people within the party are bent on causing more confusion than advancing the interest of the party and its partisans. How can you call pieces of papers flying around resolution from a major party like the NPP and you want people to take you seriously,” a partisan who preferred anonymity on ground that he does not want to dignify an obvious misrepresentation of NPP.
A group of five persons who were discussing the resolution in harsh tones when our reporter visited the Headquarters of NPP said in unison that those behind the resolution should be concerned right now about the direction the country is heading because naturally, NPP as a constituent member of the larger Coalition for Democratic Change government must insist on providing the right leadership for the people so that they can benefit from the fruit of electing this government in the first place.
“Are we providing the right leadership for the country and its people as we promised three years ago? Are our people better off right now than three years ago when we begged them to entrust us with the leadership of this country? Are we happy with what is going on in the country? We are at the verge of being destroyed by this COVID disease that ordinarily we should be far ahead of attacking,” a NPP stalwart who described himself as a party ideologue, said.
“Unfortunately,” he said, “some of our people are concerned about individual jobs and so they came up with that resolution that is fake only to please the President”.
“It is surprising that in the wake of the poor performance of this government and looking at the discouraging direction this country is headed, few of our colleagues have signed a resolution, reaffirming the NPP commitment to the coalition document signed 2016 and its unwavering support to the Weah-led government”, said a strong partisan of NPP and a graduate student at the state run University of Liberia.
“This is the work of few our partisans, who are begging for jobs. The NPP at this time supposed to be begging for jobs,” David Z. B. Weaye who said the party is becoming an embarrassment to itself wonder.
When contacted on the resolution, the political leader of the Party, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor denied knowledge of the resolution. “I didn’t see this document and am unaware of same; I cannot respond to that,” she told the Analyst.
“Here is the resolution, with telephone numbers of signatories, and I am told the Standard Bearer is not aware of it, this resolution is void and fraudulent”, a partisan of the NPP who walked into the offices of The Analyst yesterday, said while displaying a copy.
Another issue of concern the this paper noticed was a resolution attributed to the Liberia People Democratic Party (LPDP) of Alex Tyler, another member of the CDC tripartite arrangement, was released without signatures reaffirming its commitment to the coalition document signed 2016 and its unwavering support to the Weah-led government.
Yesterday, June 24, 2021, the National Patriotic Party (NPP), by and through a resolution reaffirmed the party’s commitment to the coalition document signed 2016, and at the same time pledged the party’s unrelenting support to the Weah -led government. The decision from the former ruling party is coming on the heels of rumors making the rounds that the NPP intends to quit the relationship with the coalition she and other parties formed in 2016 and contest the 2023 presidential and legislative elections independently.
The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) is made up of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George Manneh Weah; the NPP of Vice President Jewel Howard – Taylor and the Liberian People Democratic Party (LPDP) of former House Speaker J. Alex Tyler.
Reading the resolution signed by the executives and members of the party on Wednesday, June 24, 2021, at the party headquarters in Congo Town, the National Secretary General of the party, Andrew Peters said the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), the Liberian People’s Democratic Party (LPDP) and the National Patriotic Party (NPP), desirous of improving the well-being of the Liberian people through the governance structure, entered into a six-year agreement ( November 2, 2016 – November 2, 2022) for the formation of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).
“The agreement provides for a collective and inclusive governance of the country in line with the constitution, statues, and the adoption of sound policies that guaranteed the rights of the Liberian people and improved their living standards”, Mr. Peters noted.
According to the NPP Secretary General, the leaders of the three constituent parties within the Coalition, cognizant of the ramifications should this government not perform satisfactorily, have the responsibility to ensure that qualified and competent Liberians, especially members of the three constituent parties within the Coalition are included at every facet of government.