UP Chairman Paye Suspended

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The former ruling Unity Party (UP) has with immediate effect suspended indefinitely its Chairman, Wilmot J.M. Paye.

A release issued by the National Executive Committee of the party notes that Chairman Paye’s suspension came as a result of his “Unilateral decision taken to hold a press conference in which he called on the UP partisans in the name of the party to stay away from the peaceful assembly of Liberians organized by groups of Liberians under the Council of Patriots (CoP).”

It can be recalled that while everything was being set by the CoP for the January 6 protest against bad governance, former Chairman Paye came out in the last hours to call on all UP partisans to stay indoors, with a warning that the party does not want to see any of its members wounded or facing any problem.

It is not clear what led to the suspended Chairman’s decision after the UP, as part of the four Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), has been fostering the agenda of the Council of Patriots to protest against the George Weah Administration for bad governance and rampant corruption.

It can be recalled that while the day for the protest was drawing nigh, Paye was accused by Rufus Neufville who broke away from the CoP earlier that he (Paye) received some amount of money from the government to boycott the protest, a statement that Wilmot Paye categorically denied.

“The Executive Committee considers Wilmot’s pronouncement in a press conference held on January 5, 2020 as gross insubordination to both the Executive Committee and the entire party,” the communication noted.

While suspended Chairman Paye was calling on partisans of the UP to stay away from the protest, the political leader of the party, former Vice President Joseph Boakai was also telling the public that the right to protest is a constitutional right and that partisans wishing to form a part would do so in confines of the Constitution.

It has also circulated in the corridor of the party that the standard bearer emeritus, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Paye have not been relating well; something that the former President holds against him strongly that she had reportedly recommended his removal from the chairmanship.

The Executive Committee, meanwhile has constituted a Special Committee to investigate the motive for Chairman Paye’s unilateral decision on such critical national issue. The Chairman will remain suspended until the committee can complete its investigation and report findings within a period of two weeks for further actions. Members of the committee include Dabah Mabande Varpilah, Chairperson; Cllr. Peter Bonah Jallah, Legal Advisor; Cornelia Kruah-Togba, Secretary; Richard Nagbe Koon, member; and Loseni Sayon, member.

The UP National Executive Committee, meanwhile, has voted to lift the suspension of Partisan Whroway Bryant. The lifting of the suspension means that Whroway will immediately resume his position as Vice Chairman of the National Youth Congress of the Unity Party.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Sendolo, you and your incompetent editor have published a ONE SIDED/LOPSIDED STORY, hence the story LACKS TRUTH & ACCURACY.

    Reporter Sendolo and editorJohn Stewart, where is the other side of the story- CHAIRMAN WILMONT J.M. PAYE´S SIDE OF THE STORY?

    As for you Jospeh Boakai if you ever believe that the Liberian people will ever accept your corrupt, very wicked old and ugly self to lead this country even after the twelve years of President Weah, at whic time your very old and ugly and extremely corrupt and docile self will be just two or three years to be NINETY YEARS OLD (90 YEARS OLD), then you are really CHRONICLY SICK WITH SLEEPING SICKNESS.

      • Jackson Neal, the truth is that: you are the rude one with “no iota of decency” and by extension, you mother ALSO the rude one with no iota of decency; since it is obvious she herself never had the decent home training as proven here with you insulting a woman simply because she is being critical of Joseph Boakai and those who published this story.

        All what Madam Witherspoon have being critical here about Boaka, are of course, public knowledge which has been said all the time by many others including reporters and editors. Can you compare the insults from Henry Costa(whom you support) against the President with just this mere criticism from Madam Witherspoon? No?

        But BECAUSE your mother is or was a very rude ” flotsam who masquerade or masquerade as a normal human being”, you her son must display same.

  2. Mr. Paye,

    If you no longer find comfort in the UP, the ANC beckons you.
    I could have taken the decision you took, given the tension and temperament surround that January 6 demonstration.
    But if the find a case against you because of that, no worries. ANC is here with open arms, Mr. Paye.
    By the way, know that the UP party will soon be swallowed up.

    Mr. Cummings is waiting for you, Sir. Let me tell you the reason they are chasing you out. They think you are too objective to acquiesce Cummings’ ideals for a better Liberia. I read somewhere where VP Boakai described you as being in Cummings’ bed. Don’t worry, come to the ANC, there are rooms for all 4.8 million Liberians in our gracious, bountiful and luxurious Patriots’ House.

    Welcome one, welcome all!

    • It is Boakai who should be placed under investigation, and not Paye! THE UNILATERAL MOTIVE or INTENT (here under in quotation) of the Standard Bearer of the Unity Party Joseph Boakai was, and is, constitutionally criminal, as it called for partisans of the Unity Party, and others, to carry out an act of treason!!

      ”MONROVIA – The planned campaign to demand the resignation of President George Weah through a mass protest is being supported by the country’s former Vice President, Joseph Boakai.”

      Accordingly, the MANIFEST MOTIVE or INTENT of Chairman Paye’s counsel to fellow partisans and all Liberians to stay away from such protest was necessary, legitimate and constitutional,

      Accordingly, it is Joseph Boakai the Standard Bearer, who should be placed under investigation, since of course, his motive or intent besides been unconstitutional and criminal, was in implied and expressed terms MANIFESTLY in contravention of the spirit and letter of the manifesto and by laws, and constitution of the Unity Party!

      So, instead of disrespecting the Honorable Chairman Paye, both the Unity Party and the Liberian people should be giving thanks and praises t this proud son of Liberia in toto, for aborting a treasonous motive on the part of Joseph Boakai Standard Bearer of the Unity Party here below..

      ”MONROVIA – The planned campaign to demand the resignation of President George Weah through a mass protest is being supported by the country’s former Vice President, Joseph Boakai.”

  3. Our Chairman Hon. Wilmont Paye is a principled politician and true patriot. He is not one of your political prostitutes and political Trollops. We the young generation shall never allow old and expired Joseph Boakai nor old and expired Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to dictate our UNITY PARTY’S political existence or political future. Boakai should be ashamed of himself to want to become president through rigging election or through protest. A very stupid old fool!!

  4. It is Boakai who should be placed under investigation, and not Paye! THE UNILATERAL MOTIVE or INTENT (here under in quotation) of the Standard Bearer of the Unity Party Joseph Boakai which was and is constitutionally criminal as it called for partisans of the Unity Party and others to carry out an act of treason!!

    ”MONROVIA – The planned campaign to demand the resignation of President George Weah through a mass protest is being supported by the country’s former Vice President, Joseph Boakai.”

    Accordingly, the MANIFEST MOTIVE or INTENT of Chairman Paye’s counsel to fellow partisans and all Liberians to stay away from such protest was necessary, legitimate and constitutional,

    Accordingly, it is Joseph Boakai the Standard Bearer, who should be placed under investigation, since of course, his motive or intent besides been unconstitutional and criminal, was in implied and expressed terms MANIFESTLY in contravention of the spirit and letter of the manifesto and by laws, and constitution of the Unity Party!

    So, instead of disrespecting the Honorable Chairman Paye, both the Unity Party and the Liberian people should be giving thanks and praises t this proud son of Liberia in toto, for aborting a treasonous motive on the part of Joseph Boakai Standard Bearer of the Unity Party here below..

    ”MONROVIA – The planned campaign to demand the resignation of President George Weah through a mass protest is being supported by the country’s former Vice President, Joseph Boakai.”

  5. Only the better or best educated with the needed Know-Hows, Skillsets can move Liberia forward. Without industries, Liberia will never move on.
    God bless us.

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