Heritage (Monrovia)

Liberia: Ex-LACC Boss Explains Why Ellen Did Not Renew Her Tenure

The former Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. Frances Johnson-Alison, has disclosed that her tenure at the Commission was not renewed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf because of her desire to contest the Bomi County Senatorial seat in the ensuing 2014 Special Senatorial Election.

The 2014 Special Election is expected to take place in October of next year.

In an exclusive interview with this paper on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Cllr. Johnson-Alison disclosed that she (Cllr. Johnson-Alison) told the President that she told the President that she needed time to concentrate on her political activities in Bomi County and could no longer serve at the LACC.

The former LACC boss' disclosure came on the heels of information circulating in some quarters of the Liberian society and the media that her tenure was not renewed by the President because she had lost the confidence of the President.

"I told the President that I wanted to run for my county Senatorial seat, and so I needed time to concentrate on my political activities.

I could no longer serve at the LACC because I need more time to be effective," said Cllr. Johnson-Alison.

"Politic is something that requires more time. And so I couldn't be at the helm of the LACC, and at the same contesting in Bomi County."

According to her, being at the helm of the LACC and at the same time contesting the election could have also been misconstrued by some narrow minded people and so she decided to leave the position to go into the race as a neutral person.

Asked about which party ticket she would contest on, she said: "I still remain indecisive of which party ticket I will contest on. I have never been a member of any political and so, I don't have a party."

However, the former LACC disclosed that her desire is to contest on the ticket of a new political party, instead contesting on the ticket of an already existing political party.

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