Monrovia - Senator Peter Coleman of Grand Kru County has formally withdrawn his membership from the Congress of Democratic Change, citing a litany of reasons.
Senator Coleman’s resignation letter, which FrontPageAfrica has obtained, stated that over the last three years, the CDC has gradually departed from its initial principles on which it was founded.
The Grand Kru lawmaker claimed that he finds it difficult to comprehend the decisions reached by the Executive Committee of the CDC and have found himself at loggerheads with the leadership.
“The most recent decision regarding the direction of the Party as it relates to the ensuing General and Presidential Elections has brought me at complete variance with the CDC,” he wrote.
“Mr. Chairman and members of the Executive Committee, it is in this light with profound regrets, I am officially resigning from the Congress for Democratic Change. I wish you, members of the Executive Committee and partisans of the CDC all the best in your future engagement.”
Senator Coleman joined the CDC in 2005. According to him, his membership was because he wholeheartedly embraced the principles, objectives, and goals of the Party.
The office of Senator George Weah (CDC-Montserrado County) last year communicated with the executive committee of the party to allow its grievance and ethics committee to seek clarification from the senator, who’s also a medical doctor (CDC-Grand Kru) about his alleged involvement in the JFK Hospital saga.
According to a press release then from the office of the Senator, the communication to the ethics committee was meant to probe the Senator, who is a member of the party’s legislative caucus, on his monthly receipt of professional service fees from the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.
Senator Peter Coleman (CDC-Grand Kru County) in response to the mandate from Weah office termed it as laughable. Coleman, in a release, questioned the existence of the Party Grievance and Ethics committee.
Sen. Coleman is believed to be among many other senators from the Southeast who have pledged support to the presidency of Vice President Joseph Boakai, standard bearer of the ruling Unity Party.