Despite the political expensive noise paraded in the corridors of interlopers, doubled-hearted elements whose prime motive is to see another one-party rule in disguise under the rubric of multi-party democracy in connivance to stage-manage by detractors, half-baked critics as well as opportunists craving on bended knees to throw and maintain a monkey wrangle in the four Collaborating Political Parties’ (CPP) determination to make the incumbent a one-term president, the CPP remains ever stronger at the political foes’ perceived broken point.
This political crusade designed to railroad the cohesiveness and united front of the CPP, has been confronted with the evil-driven notion and widely circulated ploy that there exists a grave leadership row about who heads the CPP’s presidential ticket between the Unity Party (UP) Standard Bearer, Dr. Joseph N. Boakai, Sr., and Alternative National Congress (ANC) political leader, Mr. Alexander B. Cummings trumpeted by timid supporters of the leadership saddled with immense political problems plaguing the current regime, has, among other things, prompted former vice president Boakai to give his own assessment on unfolding trends of events.
In a two-hour live phone-in-talk-show: 50-50 held on SKY FM radio station on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Monrovia and relayed on several local radio stations, Dr. Boakai noted that he signed unto the CPP with the intention to restore the hope of Liberians, and not to betray their trust; and as such he remains optimistic that the CPP will stick together and come up with a single slate of candidates before 2023.
“We went into the CPP with an intention: that we restore the hope of the Liberian people and that we do not betray the trust of the Liberian people. With that we are coming up with a single slate by consensus, and that would work. We will do the voter perception survey (VPS). The VPS will not determine”, Dr. Boakai added.
Speaking further, Dr. Boakai also pointed out that “the (VPS) would advise. It will tell the CPP that this is the person that we will support because we are the ones that are going to vote. And when we get to the primary, with that concern on our mind, we have to live by it.”
Dr. Boakai explains: “If I don’t win the CPP primary, I will support whoever wins, only if all the processes in the framework document are followed. If we stick to all of the things we have agreed to in the framework, we will go along with it. If the VPS is telling you that this is the way to go. This is the way we believe in”.
The CPP, made of Liberia’s largest opposition bloc is expected to choose its standard-bearer later this year to take on President George Weah and the ruling party in the 2023 presidential election.
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