According to the National Chairman of the TWP, former Information Minister Reginald Goodridge, the party regrets the change in venue for the national convention, but stressed that the party will exert all efforts to ensure that the people of Grand Gedeh be part of the 36th National Convention.
Speaking yesterday to reporters at the newly renovated annex at the TWP National headquarters on Ashmun Street in Monrovia, Mr. Goodridge said the intent of the party taking its 36th National Convention to Zwedru was to invigorate and solidify relations between the TWP and the people of Grand Gedeh but unfortunately the bad road condition could not permit delegtes to travel to Zwedru City.
He said due to the 1980 coup which led to the bloody assassination of the TWP standard bearer, the late Dr. William Richard Tolbert by the late Samuel K. Doe, there persisted sour relationship between the TWP and Grand Gedeh but the TWP remains steadfast ensuring that peace and harmony exist between the TWP and Grand Gedeh.
Mr. Goodridge noted that “it is time to forget the past in the interest of peace, and national unity and forge ahead with togetherness to enhance the sour relationship with our people and the country at large,” the TWP Chairman lamented.
He averred that despite the unfortunate cancellation of the venue from Zwedru, the TWP is still determined to ensure that the people of Grand Gedeh become integral part of the party.
The TWP Chairman urged the people of Grand Gedeh County to exert all efforts and ensure that they become part of the 36th National Convention which will be held in the commercial City of Ganta in Nimba County.
Meanwhile Delegates attending the 36th National Convention of the TWP are expected to begin arriving in Ganta on May 25 2017, while delegates to the Convention will be selected on the basis of registered TWP member from each of the 73 electoral districts.