At least fifty senior executive members of the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP) Grand Bassa County branch on Tuesday pledged their support to the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) political party for the pending 2017 general and presidential elections.
The executives said they have no regret about their decision.
A position statement, delivered on behalf of the former LPDP executive members by Sam Olu Garyeedea, said their decision to switch sides was prompted by several reasons, including the recent indictment of officials, a weak political start-up among others.
He, however, said they are ready to work with a political party that means business for the Liberian people, not one whose standard bearer is indicted for corruption.
The standard bearer of LPDP, House Speaker J. Alex Tyler, is indicted in the ongoing Global Witness Report for alleged bribery.
“We are firm on this decision, and we see a brighter future with Dr. Mills Jones as the next President of Liberia; and therefore, we call on other well-meaning Liberians to join this worthy cause in making him our next President so as to save our country from total political and economic collapse,” the statement said.
The senior executive members urged Dr. Jones to remain undeterred as the eyes of Liberians are opened and will do everything possible to elect him as their next President in 2017.
“We will stand by you to see our dreams come true. Your good work has built many homes for you in Grand Bassa County and so we have come to form an essential part of this noble party,” the statement said.
Assistant Secretary General of MOVEE, Richard Panton, who received the statement, welcomed the officials to the party and thanked them for making the right decision.
Mr. Panton urged the new members to work hard to ensure that the party claims victory in 2017.