‘We Will Not Betray Our Country” -Your Confidence Will Not Be Disappointed; CPP Chairman Boakai Tells Liberians

“Over the next eight months of our leadership, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) will be institutionalized. We will entrench our feet so deep that victory will be the only option. We will not betray our country. Our people have given us their confidence, we will not disappoint them,” noted CPP Chairman and Standard Bearer of Unity Party, Dr. Joseph N. Boakai.

Again, the CPP Chairman pointed out that, the alternatives offer as Collaborating Parties, are deeply rooted in the ideals of economic equity, social justice, and freedom so that everyone can explore his or her potential for better livelihoods.

Ambassador. Boakai noted that nevertheless, these circumstances also serve as creating setbacks for the country, adding that CPP is poised to fix the system.

“Liberia burns and people die but he entertains his guests at lavish undertakings while illiteracy and drugs maim our children.
He (Weah) builds lavish and luxury homes in one year while his entire party takes the life of his regime to finish a vocational training center on its party premises. A change betrayed,” Chairman Boakai intoned.

Accordingly, Ambassador Boakai wants a stronger tie that will liberate citizens from “bondage of failed leadership: A winning soccer icon whose Presidency sees our pitch banned by FIFA and our team as an underdog.”

“The one success that brought you (Weah) to prominence has become a national failure under your leadership. Missing persons, missing parts, armed robbery, and general insecurity is now the Liberian Character.

This must change and we must concentrate on a vision that will take Liberians from this bondage to new heights of progress.

       “Don’t give boys men job to do”. Leave an entertainer to entertain for “while Rome burns the Boy King entertains his guests with a musical harp”. While Liberia burns, the Boy King encourages the building of statues and monuments in his name while he is alive. Demands that his followers worship him. Exudes an unrealistic lifestyle while poverty consumes our people in the “dirtiest city in Africa”. Malnutrition rages while he plays music and dances to musical cheers.”

    Touching on the security woe, CPP’s Chairman Boakai added that “the security situation is dire and rapidly deteriorating. Many of our citizens and residents live in constant fear, particularly, as a result of the unresolved spate of violence and killings in the past two years.

“This has unraveled”, Dr. Boakai noted adding that “the state of the current security apparatuses, revealing the bare threads of a security sector largely aimed at protecting only public officials and leaving millions of citizens and residents to their own devices. All these problems are undergirded by public corruption, the scale of which is yet to be confronted by government in ways that hold public officials to account.”

At the same time, to contain and progressively move forward with collective strength and the spirit of oneness, one purpose one determined and achievable political goal (victory) in 2023, Chairman Boakai wants all hands on deck, and is therefore calling for stronger ties among the four collaborating political parties, amidst political hassle that has swamped the collaboration, with claims and counterclaims over the alleged Framework document.

He remember that the tension among the parties heightened of late, as the Unity Party was preparing to take over from the Liberty Party, which saw the Chairman and Secretary-General of the LP taking aback to the procedure in which the transfer of leadership was being conducted, while the ANC, one of the constituent parties to the CPP also expressed dissatisfaction over their exclusion from the process, leading them to boycott the event-

At the same time, to contain and progressively move forward with collective strength and the spirit of oneness, one purpose one determined and achievable political goal (victory) in 2023, Chairman Boakai wants all hands on deck, and is therefore calling for stronger ties among the four collaborating political parties, amidst political hassle that has swamped the collaboration, with claims and counterclaims over the alleged Framework document.

He remember that the tension among the parties heightened of late, as the Unity Party was preparing to take over from the Liberty Party, which saw the Chairman and Secretary-General of the LP taking aback to the procedure in which the transfer of leadership was being conducted, while the ANC, one of the constituent parties to the CPP also expressed dissatisfaction over their exclusion from the process, leading them to boycott the event.

 

While he feels these ideas are cardinal for a better collaboration leadership, the CPP Chairman also emphasized the need that those disenchanted, must put aside their differences and forge ahead by bringing together strengths in the true spirit of their framework to fulfill the aspiration and hope of Liberians.

“In this direction, I also offer myself as an interlocutor in addressing unresolved issues and other problems, and, here now, admonish my colleagues Alex, Benoni, and Nyonblee to see the bigger picture – the People of Liberia; and exhaust our internal processes of conflict resolution in absolute respect for each other”, “the CPP will hold itself to the strict adherence to its rules,” CPP Chairman stated.

“Without any defense and justification, I accept full responsibility for all the tethering issues of today. My eloquent silence in the face of these internal wrangling and exchanges strengthens my courage to know that mere defending our positions without a deep sense of collectivity only makes us weaker. Where others see breakdowns, we see an opportunity to build and become stronger, where others see despair, we offer hope and in the face of what appears to be division, we will work with our colleagues to unite.”

Boakai then urged supporters who share similar differences within the CPP to ‘let be,’ assuring them of his leadership readiness to organize, engage, discuss all issues internally and develop a blueprint going forward for our victory in 2023.

He at the same time reminded leaders and supporters of the CPP that the irreversible momentum of Liberians garnered on December 8, 2020, mandated them to stay together, develop a vision that will offer new hope, fresh ideas, and freedom from unchecked corruption, induced divisions, unrepentant looting, and pillage of our national coffers.

Meanwhile, Boakai has appealed to supporters to exercise restraint in their engagement with each other by avoiding names calling, invectives, demonization, insults, and falsehoods, but to replace these vices with constructive conversations in a competitive –spirit to agree or disagree.

 

-Writes GDJ

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