The Congress for Democratic Change has called on Representative Edward Forh of Monsterrado County Electoral District #16 to submit to investigation by members of the House on his interaction with suspended Montserrado County Superintendent Grace Kpaan, which led to his voice to have been recorded secretly on tape.
Representative Forh and several other executives, including ex-party Chair Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif were expelled from the CDC for alleged betrayal following the 2011 Genarl and Presidential Elections, but the party made an overture early this year, calling on all expelled partisans to return onboard.
The National Secretary General of the CDC Nathaniel McGill, stressed that in order to establish the actual happenings that subsequently led to the alleged secret recording of Rep. Forh, the House of Representatives should launch a thorough investigation to which the party urged, Forh should submit.
Addressing a news conference over the weekend at the party headquarters in Congo Town, McGill indicated that the CDC is neither in support of Froh's attitude nor neglecting him, but for the sake of transparency and integrity, this was the right thing to do.
Members of the House of Representatives ordered the imprisonment of Supt. Kpaan last week after she failed to explain why she should not be held in contempt for reportedly refusing to carry out an instruction given her earlier.
The House's Plenary voted overwhelmingly in taking the decision, but while the Superintendent was being taken to the Monrovia Central Prison by the House's Sergeant At-Arm Gen. Martin Johnson, then Acting Monrovia City Mayor Mary Broh, at the head of several prominent Liberian women, obstructed the process, whisking Kpaan away.
According to McGill, the many media sensations on the issue is mainly due to the manner in which the County Development Fund was being managed, noting that the CDF is a total mess and the Liberian Legislature should consider amending some of those public financial management laws in order to better coordinate the usage Fund for the benefit of every Liberian.
Meanwhile, the Congress for Democratic Change has officially written Justice Minister Christina Tah, seeking permission to stage a street parade during its 8th anniversary scheduled for June 1, 2013.
"I esteem it a privilege to extend my profound compliments on behalf of the Congress for Democratic Change and wish to request a permit to march on June 1, 2013 at programs marking the celebration of our 8th anniversary.
"On June 1, 2013, our partisans will gather in different groups and parade in some streets in Monrovia and assemble at the SKD Sports Complex. The CDC also expects partisans from the 15 political sub-divisions of our beloved country."
"In view of the foregoing, we further request that you provide the necessary security protection for our partisans, well wishers and sympathizers, who will be in attendance at our program," read the party's communication to the Justice Ministry dated February 25, 2013.