Political Breakaway-Freeman’s MPC Partisans Crossover to Cummings ANC

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Monrovia- Even though the Government of Liberia has dropped all charges against the Political leader of the opposition Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) Mr. Simeon Freeman, he is yet to return to Liberia.

Monrovia- Even though the Government of Liberia has dropped all charges against the Political leader of the opposition Movement for Progressive Change (MPC)
Mr. Simeon Freeman, he is yet to return to Liberia.

Freeman has been languishing in a foreign country for safety from been incarcerated by the Government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s who charged him for treason as a result of accusing the Government of having a hand in the death of former business man Harry Greaves.

Freeman during a press conference early this year following the discovery of the dead body of former Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) Managing Director Greaves alleged that the Government also had a list of individuals to be executed.

Quoting anonymous sources, Freeman also claimed the government was also involved with what he termed mafia-style of execution, a statement that led the Police to have barricaded his residence, declaring him wanted.

Days later, the opposition politician however mysteriously fled the country. Although he has been declared no longer wanted by government since weeks ago, Freeman is yet to return home.

Government through the Minister of Justice and the Liberia National Police has said its decision was taken consistent with the policy of reconciliation and national healing.

Losing support base

On Thursday June 23, 2016, several Liberians claiming to be supporters of the opposition MPC pledged support to the Alternative National Congress of Mr. Alexander Cummings.

In a statement the group presented to the ANC,   they their decision was in exercise of their fundamental democratic rights as provided for by the Liberian constitution, to affiliate with any political institution or Party of their choice, thereby affirming their membership to the Alternative National Congress (ANC).

“Our affirmation of voluntary withdrawal from the MPC is predicated on collective consent of our votes of no confidence in the Party’s Leadership and its vision come 2017 elections,” the statement concluded.

Among other reasons for their decision, the group cited the party’s deliberate failure to drive the transition for a national Convention since it last took place in April 2011 in violation of section I, Article II of the organic laws.

The deflected MPC Partisans also named incapacitation and ineffective running of the MPC as proven by constant delinquency of County (ies) executive structures and offices in violation of Article XIII, section II-B of the party’s policy and the inability of the party political leader to retain National Executive structure and or legislative Caucus as well as its National headquarters in Monrovia.

“Therefore, let it be known to this very end with affixed signatures do hereby affirmed from the below counties and political constituents our allegiance of membership to the Alternative National Congress (ANC) on this 23rd day of June 2016,” the statement said.
Room for all

In response to the declaration of membership Mr. Lafayette Gould chairman of the ANC welcomed the new partisans and told them that at the Party there is room for all. He admonished them to work harder for the Party to ensure Victory 2017.

For his party Mr. Cummings cautioned the partisans to work together to make Liberia a better place and warned that the ANC led government will not be a government for reaping individual benefits but for the development of Liberia which is the common denominator.

Henry Karmo (0886522495) [email protected]

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