The opposition Unity Party has endorsed former Vice President Joseph Boakai as the Party’s candidate to contest for the Collaborating Political Parties Standard Bearer position.
The endorsement ceremony which was held at the Headquarters of the Party over the weekend, brought together three of the four parties within the CPP, including the All Liberian Party and the Liberty Party.
Accepting the endorsement, former Vice President Boakai promised that 2023 will be a time of change in Liberia for the good of the Country.
He at the same time assured Liberians that the Collaborating Political Parties is committed to taking back the Country comes 2023.
The UP Political Leader also called on the current Chair of the Collaboration Senator Nyonblee Kargan Lawrence to continue spearheading activities and processes leading to the CPP determination of the standard-bearer position.
For his part, the political leader of the All Liberian Party Benoni Urey pledged his party’s fullest support to the candidacy of Boakai as head of the CPP.
According to Urey, he believes that Boakai is the right person to lead the CPP if they are to defeat President George Weah comes 2023 and called on Liberians to join the fight in supporting the UP Political Leader.
In another development, the political leader of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander Cummings in a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Unity Party, Amin Modad, said his decision to turn down the invitation to attend the endorsement ceremony of Joseph Boakai is based on the Party’s decisions which are contrary to the framework document of the CPP.
According to Cummings, he was constrained to decline the invitation due to a number of concerns with the process which led to the program, particularly, the action to derive an aspirant for the CPP standard bearer position through a process outside of a national convention.
He further said that the selection of Boakai as done by the Unity Party runs contrary to the guiding principles of the collaboration which he said provide for the creation of an enabling environment of upholding the tenets of democracy, including respect for the rule of law and human rights.
He boasted that his political party is a constituent member party within the CPP, and it is conscious of the legal and moral implications associated with breaking any law, especially the framework document that binds them tighter as a force opting to succeed President George Weah in 2023.