The Inquirer (Monrovia)

Liberia: CDC Suspends Youth Chairman

The Leadership of the Congress for Democratic Change with immediate effect suspends, indefinitely the Chairman of its Youth League, Mr. Jefferson Koijee for grave offenses found to be incompatible with the guiding principles and constitution of the party.

The party informs the public of the immediate suspension of Mr. Koijee pending investigation consistent with Part II Bye Laws:, Chapter I. Codes of Conduct, Fl ole 14 of the B", c-Laws and Constitution of the CDC.

The leadership of the party reaffirms the immense significance of the Youth League as an integral part of the CDC's body politics, which objectives shall be to unite the youth f the land in their common struggle against marginalization and provide leadership in surmounting the problems confronting the youths, thus ensuring that they make full and meaningful contributions to the work of the CDC and the life of the nation.

It is however the belief of the leadership of the CDC that Mr. Koijee's thoughtless actions betray this objective outlined in the foregoing and deliberatively flouts basic 'Executive orders' decreed by the party; serious offenses that run contrary to the established etiquette governing all members and officials of the Congress for Democratic Change.

Mr. Koijee is nonetheless encouraged to submit himself to the Grievance & Ethics Committee to obtain a copy of his charge-sheet and ma", choose to exercise his inalienable right to defense and due process.

Further, the leadership of the party cautions Mr. Koijee to immediately demean himself from actions and utterances that could subject the institution to public inconveniences as additional measures could be contemplated to protect the governing standards of the mighty Congress for Democratic Change.

In the interim, the CDC maintains that it will not allow the party's widening democratic space and the internal expansion of democratic pluralism, to be compromised by selfish political engineering by any individual, irrespective of status or affiliation.

Meanwhile, the leadership of Liberia's national liberation Movement restates its determination to upholding the moral and ethical values of the CDC at all times without fear or favor, and reminds all CDCians to behave in accordance with the rule of law, throughout their endeavors.

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