Former SUP Co-chair Brands Party “Compromised”


Monrovia – A former stalwart of the Student Unification Party (SUP), a student political party on the campuses of the state-run University of Liberia, has termed his party’s latest call for President George Weah to step down as being “compromised”.

SUP in a release on Monday, March 18, gave 60 reasons why they think are sufficient evidence for President Weah to step down as President Weah or be impeached by the legislature.

“SUP believes that the state under his (President Weah) hegemony is fast crumbling and this tragedy could deepen if he (President Weah) does not resign or be impeached,” SUP Chairman Carlos Tingban Edison said. 

But in a press release on Thursday, March 21, the former co-chair for Governmental Affairs of SUP, Prince G. Brown, said the statement read by SUP Chairman Edison was sponsored by government critics, who, he said  recently formed a collaboration to checkmate the government’s policies and programs. 

Four opposition political parties — All Liberian Party (ALP), Alternative National Congress (ANC), Liberty Party and Unity Party (UP) — recently formed a collaboration to work together.  

Although Brown acknowledged that the economic recovery of the country since the inception of the CDC-led government is slow, he believes that by collective effort and constructive engagement, the current economic situation can be reversed.

According to him, calling for President Weah to step down is not in the interest of the masses.

According to him, in as much everyone is concerned about the economic and national stability, the party (SUP) should not support any act of violence action that could threaten or undermine the peace and stability of the state. 

“We are disdained to see an opposition sponsored press statement read by Carlos Tingban Edison and Martin K.N. Kollie,” Brown said. 

He added: “The party has remained consistently victorious in prioritizing the masses’ agenda, which is the surest basic of our engagement. Compromise is not and has never been a word in the party’s dictionary.

“Let it be known that SUP does not operate in such manner and form. It is hostile to the doctrines and philosophy of the party,” he said.