Mr. Mentoe made the disclosure on Capitol FM 89.7 Capitol Breakfast Club talk segment where he appeared to give reasons on his recent resignation from MOVEE and his defection to the Liberty Party of Cllr. Charles Brumskine.
Justifying reasons behind his resignation from MOVEE, Mentoe said he has been completely sidelined by his party’s political leader Dr. Mills who abruptly decided to overhaul the party last year by bringing in the current Chairman Dee-Maxwell Kemayah and others. Since then, Mentoe said his relationship with Dr. Jones took a turn for the worse, with his boss deciding not to speak to him.
Mentoe said the situation reached its deteriorating depths when Dr. Jones summoned him before some members of the party and questioned his loyalty.
“Dr. Jones told me and other MOVEE executives that I had gossiped about him and his wife in New Kru Town, which was totally untrue because I was not even in Monrovia at the time he spoke about,” Mentoe said.
He said since that meeting Dr. Jones stopped doing business with him and also allegedly refused to answer his calls, while at the same time he (Mentoe) was still carrying out his political activities by defending him (Dr. Jones) against the famous Code of Conduct.
As a politician, Mr. Mentoe said he complained of the situation to the chairman of the party and other executive members of the party including Mr. Dan Sayeh, but because everyone in MOVEE is afraid of Dr. Jones, he could not get redress.
Following his resignation from the party recently, Mentoe faced a barrage of criticisms from individuals who questioned his sincerity. In social media postings and on talk shows, critics termed Mentoe as a political traveler who affiliated with many political institutions, and is now moving to the Liberty Party for economic gains.
But in response, Mentoe stated that since his political sojourn he has never been a member of any political party expect MOVEE. “I challenge anyone to show proof that I was ever a member of the NPP or any other party except the MOVEE which I helped to found,” Mentoe said.
He said he is not at war with Dr. Jones, but dared anyone to open what he calls wounds and he is also prepared to fight back.