Following his resignation as Deputy Secretary General for Press and Publicity of the Coalition for Democratic Change CDC, Menipakei Domue on yesterday joined ranks with colleague Kanio Gbai Gbala and formally declared membership with the opposition Liberty Party.
Domue, in a communication addressed to LPDP chairman Moses Y. Kollie on May 10, 2017, stated that his decision to quit the coalition is a result of lack of faith in the current political direction that CDC is being led, and his inability to redirect the sail of CDC’s current political direction adding “I have finally surrendered to hardliners within the coalition”. Speaking to scores of supporters at the LP headquarters in Monrovia, Domue said his decision to officially join the Liberty Party resulted from a desire to change course, reexamine direction and embrace a new vision for Liberia. Domue told the overzealous LP supporters, “we cannot be consistently tribalistic and jealous with the future of this country. We must change course, reexamine our direction, and embrace a new vision”. He noted “I have disagreed with this party before and I have done so strongly and there are intellectuals here who mounted the podium with me. If minds cannot be swayed then public dialogue will have no purpose. I am here today because I value wisdom over consistency”. “There is an ongoing debate about whether or not we must return to our old ethnic politics so that country people and congo people should go back to war intellectually and politically. The Liberty Party has been very clear that it would not endorse such a war. The party says that the country and congo people can do better together. It is a better argument”, he said.