- 24 Oct
Division in Unity Party-USA Disappears As VP Boakai Bring Feuding Groups Together
Partisans of the Unity Party-USA, who have for several years being plagued by a major divide comprising two factions, have resolved their differences and decided to come together. At a recent meeting in the US Capital, Washington DC, moderated by the Standard Bearer of the Unity Party, Vice President Joseph Boakai, members of the Party in the Diaspora decided to put an end to the long running division between them. The Partisans also agreed that it was paramount that the party speaks with one voice, focusing fully on the election of Joseph Boakai as Liberia’s next President.
By a consensus vote, the Party selected an interim leadership with Dr. Anthony Kanneh, as National Chairman, Mr. Erasmus Williams as National Vice Chairman and Mr. Musa Keita as National Secretary General. The Interim Leadership will complete the process of leading the UP-USA to elections for a new corps of officers and the restructuring of the Party machinery.
Vice President Boakai challenged the new Leadership to focus on its terms of reference and work sacrificially in the interest of Liberia. He said the Unity Party must continue to demonstrate leadership in addressing the myriad of problems facing the country. The Standard Bearer concluded by extending special commendation to Partisan Erasmus Williams for being a key supporter of the peace process and for demonstrating deep love and commitment to the Unity Party.
Also speaking during the meeting, the former National Chairman Hon. Gayah Fahnbulleh, welcomed the peace process and emphasized the need to bring all partisans and friends of the party under one umbrella. He stressed that the goals and objectives of the Unity Party far superseded any personal agenda.
The Interim National Chairman, Dr. Anthony Kanneh, thanked Standard Bearer Boakai for bringing the party back together. He thanked the partisans for the confidence and promised to work assiduously to rebuild the party in the USA.
Washington DC (October 16, 2016)