13 MOVEE Officials Resign in Margibi

KAKATA, Margibi – The Margibi chapter of the opposition Movement for Economic Empowerment has seen 13 of its leaders resign, leaving a leadership vacuum for the party in the county.

The officials include James Tarnue, the chairman; Isaac Kamara, county chairman of the Friends of Jones; Charles Mcgee, vice chair for operations; and John Williams, the secretary.

In their letter of resignation dated on August 5 and addressed to MOVEE’s chairman, Maxwell Kemayah, the former officials said they were quitting for reasons which included a lack of information dissemination, poor budgetary support, and a lack of campaign strategy, as well disrespect to the district and county leadership.

“We the officials and members of the Movement for Economic Empowerment and friends of Dr. Mills Jones have unanimously agree and accepted to resigned from the party” the letter quoted.

Meanwhile the former officials officially endorsed the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph Boakai at a program held over the weekend in Kakata. Over 300 participants attended the program.

The former MOVEE partisans said their endorsement of Boakai was in line with a resonating slogan of “county above self,” as they were joining forces with other Margibians to support the Boakai-Nuquay ticket.

When contacted, MOVEE’s national vice president, Robert Sammie, said he could not comment on the matter at the moment, but added that the party would issue a statement soon.

Featured photo by Issac Kamara

Emmanuel Degleh

Emmanuel has over a decade of experience working as a community radio broadcaster. He is the Margibi correspondent for the Liberia Broadcasting System and the Manager for Classic FM 93.9 MHz, one of Liberia’s leading community radio stations. Emmanuel is also a member of the Press Union of Liberia and a 2016 Internews Health Journalism Fellow.

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