Anti-party actions: Liberia’s Unity Party expels Johnson-Sirleaf

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: From Grace to grass?

By Harrison Arubu

Liberia’s outgoing ruling Unity Party (UP) has expelled President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for alleged anti-party actions.

The occasion conveyed the choice in a press release issued by its Assistant Secretary General for Public Outreach, Mohammed Ali, on Sunday.

Ali stated the president was expeled on Saturday night following a number of violations of the occasion’s structure and different “acts inimical to the existence and reputation of the party”.

Specifically, Johnson-Sirleaf whose 12-year tenure will finish on Jan. 22, was accused of breaching guidelines that require her to assist the occasion’s candidates in elections.

The outgoing president by no means campaigned for her Vice, the UP’s presidential candidate, Joseph Boakai, over the past normal elections in Liberia.

This fueled hypothesis of a rift between her and Boakai, who has been Vice President for 12 years.

There had been additionally rumours that she secretly supported the candidacy of the President-elect, George Weah, who ran on the platform of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).

Weah defeated Boakai within the delayed presidential run-off election on Dec. 26.

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