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President Sirleaf and cronies expelled from ruling Unity Party

Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expelled from ruling party

NEW YORK––Globe Afrique has learned that Liberia’s sitting/outgoing president Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been expelled from the ruling party.

The ruling Unity Party has officially filed a petition with the courts’ system in Liberia in hopes of carrying out the expulsion with caution.

Others expelled along with President Sirleaf includes some of her key cronies, namely: Medina Wesseh of the Mano River Union Secretariat in Freetown, and her husband Conmany Wesseh.

River Gee senator Conmany Wesseh

According to the dispatch from Liberia, Africa’s first democratically elected woman president Madam Sirleaf is no longer the political head of the outgoing ruling Unity Party.

President Sirleaf and others were expelled from the ruling Unity Party for what the party’s die-hard members described as “disloyalty and act of undermining of the party.’  The incoming party executive committee said the fact that president Sirleaf has turned her backs on the party warrants expulsion.

President Sirleaf is the first sitting African president to be expelled by a majority rule party while still in office as president. She is also said to be rejected by rejected by all the opposition groups in Liberia.

 

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Blama G. Konuwah

Blama G. Konuwah resides in Vancouver, Canada. He is a public issues analyst and senior contributor to Globe Afrique.
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