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Another Political Backslide Against CDC

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By: Frank P. Martin

MONROVIA: The Coalition for Democrats Change (CDC), a former ruling party, has received another slap from one of its Constituent Political Parties, the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP), after its narrow defeat in the 2023 Presidential elections.

The LPDL, of which current Bomi County Senator J. Alex Tyler is a political leader, was a founding member of the Coalition for Democratic Change, formed in 2016. LPDL subsequently renewed its commitment to the New Coalition Framework Document of 2023.

The withdrawal of the LPDP from the CDC marks the Second Constituent Political Party, next to the National Patriotic Party (NPP) of former Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, that signed the Framework Documents in 2016 and reaffirmed it in the 2023 Elections.

Announcing the LPDL withdrawal from the CDC, at a press Conference on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at the Headquarters of the Liberia People Democratic Party, the National Vice Chairperson for Press and Public Affairs, George Woodtor, disclosed that his party took the decision following a resolution signed by more than two-third majority membership of its National Executive Committee (NEC).

According to Woodtor, the LPDP’s original copies of the resolution and official notice of withdrawal have been duly notarized and submitted to the National Chairman of the National Executive Committee of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Atty. Janga A. Kowo, as required by Article 11; Sections 1 & 2 of the New Coalition Framework Document of 2023.

Woodtor told reporters that “as it stands, the LPDL is pleased to inform the general public that on Saturday, June 22, 2024, its members assembled in an emergency meeting at its National Headquarters in Congo-Town, and took some major decisions relative to its growth, development and stability.”

The LPDP official stressed that the main purpose of his party reaffirming its commitment to the New Coalition Framework Document, then, was to have governed the country after their electoral victory in 2023.

According to him, LPDP purpose was defeated by the victory of the Unity Party (UP) of former Vice President, Joseph Boakai, now President of Liberia.

“The LPDP’s purpose of joint governance for which it recommitted itself to the aforementioned instrument was undermined by the painful defeat in the said elections by the Unity Party of former Vice President, Joseph Boakai, now President of Liberia”, he continued.

The LPDP official disclosed that the party’s National Secretary General, D. Eric Kpayea, has been suspended for time indefinite by the National Executive Committee, for making utterances on the radio that have the proclivity to bring the LPDP to public disrepute.
” D. Eric Kpayea has been suspended for time indefinite by the National Executive Committee of the Liberian Democratic Party (LPDP), subject to investigation by an Investigative Committee”, Woodtor disclosed.
Meanwhile, the party has mandated its Deputy National Secretary General to act in the Office of the suspended National Secretary General as Acting National Secretary General until further notice.

Before Woodtor’s disclosure on Tuesday, May 25, 2024, the LPDP now declared National Secretary General D. Eric Kpayea said he tendered in his resignation as both National Secretary General and member of the Party effective immediately.

In his letter, which copy is in possession of this paper, Mr. Kpayea said his decision to resign from the party comes after intense internal disagreements regarding the party’s policy direction and after careful consideration of the trending circumstances beclouding his membership in the party.

Mr. Kpayea, however, believes this voluntary resignation is essential to enable him to pursue a more independent approach to national political discourse, which is imperative at this juncture.

“My commitment to advocating for good governance, democracy, and civil liberties remains unwavering,” he said.

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