At a party convention in Voinjama City, Lofa County, Liberty Part (LP’s) newly elected standard bearer, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, declared that the LP is ready to win and lead the nation in 2017.
The party’s national convention took place at the Voinjama Free Pentecostal Mission High School (VFPMHS).
Cllr. Brumskine emphatically declared: “We can assure you, partisans, supporters and members, that we are ready to win and lead the nation and its people to a new era of prosperity, rule of law and genuine democracy.”
On the convention theme, “Turning Vision into Reality,” Cllr. Brumskine pointed out that the LP has learned to govern, lead and steer the affairs of the nation at the highest office of the country.
He said the LP is not a tribal and religious-based party, and as such, would strive to intersect all sections of the political and socio-economic spectra of the Liberian society through massive mobilization and recruitment.
Cllr. Brumskine also added that the state of the LP in the political arena is strong and ready. He, therefore, urged partisans and supporters to remain steadfast, focused and forthright for the political quest for the nation’s highest seat of governance.
The LP Standard bearer also reminded the partisans that Liberia is taking a second look at the opposition Liberty Party as a “democratic and change political vehicle of the country.”
“We have taken much of our time to learn, and we are ready and prepared in every aspect of our political life, to lead the nation to ensure that all Liberians are given the opportunity to live under the rule of law, freedom of expression, press and economic advancement,” Cllr. Brumskine asserted.
Mr. Brumskine, who retired as LP standard bearer following his second defeat in the 2011 elections—the first being in 2005—further reminded LP partisans, supporters and sympathizers that the party is not of the elite class. LP is a party for all, regardless of religion, economic or social status.
In his key note address, Lofa County District #1 Representative, Eugene Fallah Kparka said the LP is on the irreversible verge of victory in 2017, and this could be accomplished by binding together cohesive partisans and supporters.
Lawmaker Kparka cautioned both the partisans and supporters to hold together and buttress one another’s capabilities, harnessing collective strength to ascend to state power.
He also intimated that the LP leadership would transcend all political and economic boundaries that will see Liberia as one of the major success stories among the comity of nations.
He urged the supporters to cultivate the spirit of openness and work across ethnic, religious and partisan inclinations that are detrimental to unity, peace, democracy and reconciliation.
For his part, the re-elected National Chairman Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, disclosed plans to reorganize the LP’s political structures in the 15 counties.
He said Voinjama City was chosen for the LP convention because the party has produced a Senator and therefore has considerable stake in the political journey in 2017.
He disclosed that effective immediately, the LP will embark on massive mobilization and recruitment throughout the country.
Cllr. Koffa further stated that from all indications, Liberians across the country have confidence in the political ability of the LP to govern, lead and move Liberia forward as a beacon of hope and genuine democracy on the continent of Africa.
On the incident in which LP was not permitted to use the Voinjama City Hall, Cllr. Koffa said it was indeed a sad day in Liberia. Gone are the days of one party state with draconian laws and bad governance.
Cllr. Koffa then urged the Unity Party administration to do away with things of the ugly past and create an atmosphere of political moderation, tolerance and a stress free democratic environment for all Liberians.
He described the just ended LP National Convention as the most organized, mature and political bickering-free democratic exercise ever held in the history of Liberia.
During the three-day convention, delegates from the 15 counties elected the executive committee of the LP, who were subsequently sworn into office.