Three executive members of LP including Karluminus Meshach Karngar, Secretary General of the Liberty Party’s Grand Bassa branch; M-Dash Nyounwai, Mobilization head; Gargar George, member; Patrick Sulloe and Benedict P. K. Saywon, Youth Chairman of LP in Grand Bassa have decamped to the CDC.
According to Karngar, the decision to join the CDC is because Liberty Party is “visionless”. He noted that his dream is to make Senator George Weah president of Liberia.
Kangar served his previous party as Assistant Youth Chairman for the Grand Bassa County branch before becoming youth chairman. He was also Secretary General and Chairman on Propaganda for the Grand Bassa chapter.
According to the new CDC partisan, as Secretary General of the Party, he presided over two successful elections in Grand Bassa County that brought Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence to power in 2013 and Senator Jonathan Kaipay in 2014.
In response to the categorization of LP, a staunch member of the party, Abraham Darius Dillon, said although the party misses all of its members who have left, Karngar has the constitutional right to associate with any political institution of his choice. He however rejected the claim that Liberty Party is “visionless”.
“When did Karluminus know that Liberty Party does not have vision? Well, thank God at least he got vision now because he was in Liberty Party before. Probably he did not have vision before,” Dillon told The Capitol Times in a mobile interview.
The LP strongman argued that this is a democratic process and the party is not in the business of compelling members to stay if they choose to leave.
On the receiving end, CDC Youth Wing Chairman Jefferson Tamba Koijee commended his new partisans and declared the CDC as the party of the masses and all Liberians.
He said the new members see the Congress for Democratic Change as a party that has passion to improve the living condition of the masses.
The CDC Youth Chairman told the Capitol Times that he would like to see more people joining the party soon especially young people who have different perception about the party.
Political pundits have opined that it is sad to see the Liberty Party losing strong members at a time when the party is biting tooth and nail to ascend to political power- the presidency.