In recent weeks, news of the CDC turning into the biggest political market hall inundated the media and discussion centers across the country. One of the victims of this alleged commercialization scheme is Atty. Kanio Bai Gbala whose membership with the CDC spans over ten years.
The CDC is accused of selling legislative slots to the highest bidders even before the party goes to convention. The party has since denied the allegation.
Yesterday, the young lawyer joined the opposition Liberty Party (LP) just few days after he tendered in his resignation from the CDC.
Speaking at his welcoming ceremony held at LP’s headquarters yesterday, April 19, 2017, Kanio said whenever the battle cry is sounded it signifies that a strong political activist has made a social decision in the interest of the country.
The former CDC head of public affairs indicated that his decision to move to the LP should send a strong message that politics is no more business as usual but because “we believe in the overall of emancipating the masses.”
“Politics in Liberia can be different and it must be different. Politic is not a game of winning for financial reasons. Few people are benefiting from the wealth of our country, while the masses are suffering. I have come with conviction and with passion to redouble the LP’s effort on its way to the presidency. No party is supreme but Liberia. My coming here is not to undermine anyone but rather to work with everyone in advancing the vision,” Attorney Gbala stated.
For his part, LP Vice Chairman for Political Affairs, Abraham Darius Dillon said the party’s recruitment mode is seriously activated, adding: “Watch out for next Monday to see another big move.”
“The crossing over of the former Chairman for Press and Public Affairs of the CDC Atty. Kanio Bai Gbala is just the beginning because the LP is in its recruitment mode, and that the party is not taking lightly the 2017 October election,” Dillon told a jubilant crowd at the party’s headquarters.
Musu Bility who recently joined the LP from Unity Party said the truth is here and that “truth is that we are going to win the election. The future of Liberia is in the hands of the LP. Our party receives all people from others parties and will never say any bad thing about their former party.”
Also speaking at the welcoming ceemony, Liberty Party Grand Bassa County Senator, Nyumblee Karngar-Lawrence noted: “LP has waited for two years, in which we did not just gather resources but young people as well- the resources today that politicians are busy on fact-finding mission.”
Ben Sanvee added his voice by indicating: “your coming to this party is a hope for us and that is what hope looks like. When we say change is coming this is what we mean. This party is a party of the future. The time our opponents are taking to worry how we get money to buy cars we are moving gradually. We are not taking this election lightly.”