Home Politics Gongloe Elected LPP Political Leader

Gongloe Elected LPP Political Leader

by newsmanager

GBARNGA, BONG Co: The Liberian People’s Party (LPP) has elected human rights lawyer, Cllr. Tiawon Saye Gongloe as the standard bearer of the party.

Former Education Minister during the People’s Redemption Council (PRC) military junta rule, Dr. Henry B. Fahnbulleh led the party during the 2017 presidential and legislative polls. Gongloe was elected on white ballot unopposed in Gbarnga, Bong County, on September 16th 2022.

The Liberian People’s Party (LPP) met in Monrovia on Friday, May 6th, 2022, at which time Congress elected its Chairman, Yanqui Zaza, Secretary General, Comrade Leon Talery amongst other party officials.

“Now that the Party leadership is in place, the critical tasks of building the party and growing its organs and membership can now commence,” said party leaders, ahead of the 2023 legislative and presidential elections.

The LPP was established in 1983, nearly 39 years ago, but was banned during the electioneering process that led to the 1985 elections of Junta leader M/Sgt. Samuel Kanyon Doe.

Although the Party organized, struggled, and sensitized citizens to vote it into power, the PRC, which toppled the True Whig Party (TWP/oligarchy), in April 1980 also led a de facto one-party state, doing everything in its power to crush the progressive intelligentsia, with Samuel Doe (late) determined to lead the country and refusing to return to the barracks, as he had promised on the morning of April 12, 1980.

Progressive sources say the LPP originated from the Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA) whereas and pro-democracy group, Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL) gave birth to the United People’s Party (UPP).
According to reports, the progressive social democrats in Africa, especially Liberia, are excited about the upcoming 2023 presidential and legislative elections, as they are fielding a popular grassroots candidate and a man of integrity, who has made corruption the central issue of his candidacy.

Observers say “Comrade Tiawon Saye Gongloe is the only candidate and aspirant to have volunteered to lead the LPP.”

According to Weah Karpeh, Gongloe’s media team man, “The former Liberia National Bar Association President has distinguished himself both in the public and private sectors, and is promising to transform the country based on the rule of law.

He cuts across every political, cultural, regional, or religious divide based on his commitment to respect the rights of all Liberians based on the rule of law in Liberia, a track record that is there to be vetted.”
Cllr. Gongloe is running on a resounding campaign message, pledging to revive the country’s economy by putting agriculture, health, and education at the top of his agenda in what he says is “The Better Liberia Agenda,” which is anchored on transformational change for prosperity.

The candidate has pledged to implement the devolution of power, especially looking at the imperial presidency that continues to strangulate the other branches of government with absolute appointing powers—a major reason for conflicts in the country.

Political commentators claim that it is his clear progressive agenda and desire to help change historical narratives that position him as the leading opposition candidate for 2023.
They maintained that Cllr. Gongloe is a transformational “public servant.”

Related Posts

Leave a Comment