The Analyst (Monrovia)

11 January 2013

Liberia: CDC Pardons Youth Chairman


Having reviewed an apology submitted by Youth Whig Chairman Jefferson T. Koijee on Tuesday this week, the Executive Committee of opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) yesterday pardoned its national youth league chairman and lifted several weeks of indefinite suspension imposed on him.

Speaking to the Analyst via cellular phone in Monrovia late yesterday evening, CDC Secretary General Mr. Nathaniel McGill disclosed that all Mr. Koijee’s rights and privileges have been restored and that the CDC youth leader is expected to resume his full function immediately.

The CDC Youth Whig Chairman was suspended several weeks ago for acts incompatible with the virtues of the party occasioned by his dispositions at the Vision 2030 national conference held in Gbarnga last December.

Fighting his suspension, Mr. Koijee called for an open, transparent and credible trial for his imminent condemnation.

Nonetheless, having realized that the political institution is bigger than he is, Mr. Koijee begged for mercy saying in a communication: “Mr. Chairman and the Executive Committee; in the spirit of peace, togetherness, stability, reconciliation, institutional values and in the name of our fallen martyrs and compatriots who have sacrificed their lives and to keep the touch burning in the interest of our country, party and its people, please allow me to seize this moment and opportunity to officially and publicly extend to the Executive Committee, Standard Bearer Ambassador George M. Weah and the entire membership my sincere apology for the lack of due consultation before my statement at the 2030 Vision program.”

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