Liberia: Fire Erupts in CDC

The chairman emeritus of the National Patriotic Party (NPP) Chief Cyril Allen describes President George Weah's Advisor on Communications as a 'sycophant' who want to seek attention at the expense of others that have worked tirelessly to make the Coalition for Democratic Change-led administration serve the Liberian people in the possible way they can.

The ruling Coalition is made up of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George Manneh Weah; the NPP of Vice President Jewel Howard - Taylor and the Liberian People Democratic Party (LPDP) of former House Speaker J. Alex Tyler.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, April 14, at his 11th Street Sinkor office in Monrovia, Chief Allen, who works in the current administration as head of the Board of Directors of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation, says recent statement by Mr. Nyanka that the NPP should be grateful to the Congress for Democratic Change for bringing her back to political life was made in the contest of attention seeking, only intended to plant a seed of hatred among stalwarts of the three collaborating political parties.

"These are young people of second or third generation of leaders who survive on lies, falsehood and say all kinds of things in the ears of the President, only to be given attention and be given or [get] a better place in government. They did the same to my friend Doe (slain President Samuel Doe) my dear brother and friend Taylor (imprisoned former President Charles Taylor). So Doe is dead and Taylor is in jail. So as national leaders, you have to be very careful and mindful about gossips," he warns.

He narrates the NPP brought to the Coalition for Democratic Change numerical strength, intellectuals, and infrastructure that the Coalition never had during the campaigning of 2017.

He notes under the NPP's regime, three additional counties were created, acts were passed that were useful to past administrations and the current leadership of the country, adding, the NPP has over the time built national leaders from second and third generations that are helpful to the development of the country. President George Manneh Weah's advisor on communications Mr. Gabriel Nyanka said here this week the National Patriotic Party (NPP) must be grateful to the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) because the NPP had become a "striped frame of a vehicle" and could bring nothing to the tripartite arrangement to rule as the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).

"[The] NPP must be grateful to the Congress for Democratic Change. Kelvin, we know in this town that the NPP had become a striped frame of a vehicle and could bring nothing to the table, save the experience that you talked about. And that was all. Even money, they did not have," Nyanka claimed during a live talk show on Prime FM Tuesday, 13 April.

Nyanka further questioned the sort of experience the NPP brought to the table, pondering if the foreign policy constructs of the NPP government which ruled Liberia under imprisoned ex- president Charles Taylor was the mutilation of limbs in neighboring Sierra Leone and whether this is what the CDC government should follow, among others.

However, Allen counters that Nyanka is like an 'ant' that the NPP cannot use hammer to kill, instead, the party will treat [him]as nobody in that anything further will give Mr. Nyanka undeserving attention and relevance that he does not earn honestly.

He says the National Patriotic Party of jailed ex-President Charles Taylor has men whose intellectual prowess and creativities can protect their leader and that the NPP standard bearer, current Vice President of Liberia, Madam Jewel Howard-Taylor has all it takes to be a leader and the Vice President of the country. He adds that the Madam Taylor possesses the competence, integrity, qualifications, charisma and leadership that got her to the Vice Presidency, as standard bearer of the NPP.

He further brands Mr. Nyanka as someone, who only survives on regimes or government jobs, saying, "During the time we were in the bushes campaigning, asking our people to give us the opportunity to serve, I did not record seeing him around. He was with the Unity Party, but now the CDC is at the helm of national powers; he's now creating hates among the three political parties only for him to be seen as hero here."

Speaking in Kakata, Margibi County recently where the NPP hoisted its flag, Allen said, "I wonder why people don't turn the pages of NPP's history, you will find hydro engineers, agriculturists, medical doctors, and technically trained professionals who can be a greater service to the country and its people. The NPP is a party of opportunities and a place where the minds are developed for the better."

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