Liberia: Unity Party Denies Reports of Internal Wrangling over Job Distribution

UP Secretary General Amos Tweh (middle) dismissed these leaked WhatsApp exchanges as mere propaganda orchestrated by the ruling CDC against the UP. Credit: Amos Tweh’ Facebook.

Oct 16, 2023 - 21:15
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Liberia: Unity Party Denies Reports of Internal Wrangling over Job Distribution
Joseph Boakai

Monrovia – The Opposition Unity Party has refuted claims of internal discord concerning the distribution of roles in a potential UP government following a victory in the presidential election.

Currently, Liberia’s presidential poll is heading to a runoff, with neither of the top two candidates garnering the required 50% plus one vote for an outright victory. With 98% of the votes counted so far, President George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and former VP Joseph Nyumah Boakai of the (Unity Party) are tied at 43%, with a slight lead for the President.

However, a series of purported WhatsApp exchanges from a UP chat room made rounds on social media, suggesting that citizens from certain regions may be marginalized for governmental positions in the event of a UP electoral win.

UP Secretary General Amos Tweh dismissed these leaked WhatsApp exchanges as mere propaganda orchestrated by the ruling CDC against the UP. He emphasized that the UP’s primary focus is on ensuring the fair and transparent conduct of the elections.

Tweh stated, “This [WhatsApp exchanges] is absolute nonsense, and the CDC is behind this. George Weah has manipulated his way into a runoff with us, and he’s doing everything to win because he has been rejected by the people. Through manipulation and collusion, he’s managed to get into a runoff with UP.”

He further clarified that the UP is not preoccupied with job distribution but is concerned about the integrity of the ongoing elections. “The distribution of jobs is not the focus of the UP,” Tweh reiterated.

Tweh emphasized that the UP is committed to the collective well-being of Liberia and its citizens.

The CDC is yet to respond to Tweh’s assertions. When contacted, Campaign Spokesperson Kanio Bai Gbalah was not available.

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