By: Stephen G. Fellajuah
With barely 15 months to go, to the Presidential and Legislative elections, Team Amin Modad of the Unity Party has said it cannot afford to make the mistake of changing an experienced and over-achieving leadship with one that does not understand the political inner workings of the UP and that of Liberia.
The team under the Chairmanship of Cllr. Jeror Cole Bangalu on Tuesday, July, 19, 2022 called a major press conference in Monrovia to announce their aspirants for the upcoming UP National Convention in Gbarnga, Bong County, scheduled from the 26 – 29 of July, 2022.
According to Cllr. Bangalu, It will be a disaster to put in place any leadership with the short period of time to the holding of elections to steer the affairs of the party.
“In light of the above, we, come today to present to the people of Liberia, the Unity Party and in particular the voting delegates to the upcoming Gbarnga Convention a team of experienced, committed, loyal and innovative partisans to contest for various leadership positions at the convention. This team dubbed as “Team Modad” comprises of the following aspirants.
He named Amb. Joseph Nyuma Boakai- Standard Bearer, Amin Modad- National Chairman, Dabah Mabande Varpilah- Senior National Vice Chair/Vice Chair for Administration, Rep. Ben A. Fofana- National Vice Chair for Governmental Affairs and International Relations, Cornelia Kruah-Togba- National Vice Chair for Inter-Party Relations and National Election Commission Affairs.
Others according to Chairman Bangalu, are Whroway Bryant- National Vice Chair for Membership, Mobilization & Recruitment, Mohammed Ali – National Secretary General, Christian Cooper- National Deputy Secretary for Administration, James Yolei- National Deputy Secretary General for Research and Training; Edmund Forh Forh- National Treasurer.
For the Women Congress, he named Mrs. Selena Polson Mappy who he said will spearhead the team and will subsequently announce all other aspirants of her team.
“You can rest assure that Team Modad is in full support of the aspirants that will be submitted by Partisan Mappy”, he stated.
He further said for the National Youth Congress, the team is headed by Togar Melvin Cephas who is contesting as National Vice Chair for Youth Affairs, Kuta Gbakolay for Secretary General, Emmanuel Kunneh Wreh Farr aspirant for Deputy Secretary for Administration and Jartu Worrell, aspirant for Treasurer. All other aspirants for the Youth Congress will be named subsequently by T. Melvin Cephas, Bangalu added.
Speaking further he noted, “In my capacity as Chairman of Team Modad, and as a person who has faithfully served the Unity Party as National Vice Chair for Inter-Party Relations and NEC Affairs for the last six years, I do hereby present the above listed partisans to you the voting delegates at the Gbarnga Convention to be voted in their respective positions with the mantle of leading our party and its Standard Bearer into the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections.”
By: Stephen G. Fellajuah