Liberia: Charlyne Brumskine Declares Political Interest In District#3 Grand Bassa County


MONROVIA – Cllr. Charlyne Brumskine has broken her silence, saying she will contest on the ticket of the Collaborating Political Party (CPP) during the 2023 legislative and presidential elections in Grand Bassa’s third district.

The Liberty Party, whose founding political leader Charles Brumskine is Charlyne’s late father, has been enmeshed in a long-standing legal and political battle that has seen the Supreme Court ruled in Musa Bility’s favor as the legitimate chairman of the party despite attempts by Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence to have him expelled.

The political impasse has seen the Liberty Party factionalized, with Senator Karngar-Lawrence of Grand Bassa County and Monsterrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon supporting the presidential ambition of the standard bearer of Unity Party Joseph Boakai, while Bility on one hand is supporting the presidential ambition of the standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) Alexander Cummings, who was nominated as the standard bearer of the CPP.

It has been left to see which side of the divide would Charlyne choose to contest on ahead of 2023.

In a letter written to Bility, Charlyne declared her interest to contest the CPP-Liberty Party ticket in Grand Bassa County District #3 election “following consultations with immediate family, friends, and well-wishers”.

“After prayerful and careful consideration and lengthy deliberations with my mother, Estelle V. Brumskine, the widow of the late Brumskine, my fiancé, Mr. Charles C. Dennis, my brothers, Mr. Charles W. Brumskine and Mr. Walker P. L. Brumskine, my children and extended members of the Brumskine family, as well as members of the Liberty Party, we have decided that this is the right decision at this time,” she narrated in her communication to the leadership of the LP. 

“We believe that a duty is owed to the people of Grand Bassa County, Partisans of Liberty Party, and the legacy of the Late Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine to serve the interest of the residents of District 3, Grand Bassa County.

“We know that this was a dream that Cllr. Brumskine had all of his life—to fight for the amelioration of the lives of our people. I share a similar dream and wish to employ all skills, blessings, and resources to improve the lives of our people in Grand Bassa County”, she said.

She further said her political, legal, and economic contributions to the party backed by her numerous contributions to Liberia are big enough and cannot easily be estimated in her quest to serve her people.

The Grand Bassa district #3 aspirant, Charlyne Brumskine, on October 7, launched a one million Liberian dollars towards education through the Brumskine Family foundation, which aims to empower young Liberians and help needy students of Grand Bassa County.