The former Deputy Managing Director of the Bong County Agriculture Development Project (BCADP), Sandy Taylor has expressed reservation over the formation of a political coalition to contest the upcoming 2017 presidential and legislative elections.
Mr. Taylor observed that the recently formed coalition at the headquarters of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) represents total confusion and admonished former ruling party National Patriotic Party (NPP) to disengage. Speaking to a team of reporters yesterday, the former Deputy BCADP Manager noted that looking at the composition of the coalition, it will be another failure in the political history of the country. He said CDC leader George Weah and former Speaker Alex Tyler are not in the category of those the Liberian people are thinking on now. Therefore, the face of any coalition should be a man or woman with impeccable record, not those that have been tainted with corruption and low intellectual ability. Mr. Taylor said while it is true that George Weah is a likable character in the Liberian society, he does not have political and intellectual ability to put forward relevant issues which will change the minds of people. He said considering the fact that former Speaker Tyler is already indicted by the government for malfeasance, coupled with his removal as Speaker suggests that he is not credible enough to be part of any political institution in the country. Mr. Taylor asserted that the formation of Coalition is not the way forward, but developing the minds of the Liberian people is what matters, and not group of greedy politicians and people with social, and financial deficiencies. He called on the former ruling NPP to withdraw from the coalition and focus on a person or political party which will seek the release of former President Charles Taylor. Last week three political parties including the Liberia People Democratic Party (LPDP) of former Speaker Alex Tyler and the National Patriotic Party went into a coalition with the CDC.