LIBERIA: In Recent Alleged Donation of Pickups to Unity Party, CDC Auxiliary defends Senate Pro-Tempore Chie
A group under the banner of “Political Action Bureau for the Re-Election of President George Manneh Weah” has come to the defense of Albert T. Chie, President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate concerning allegation that he(Pro-Tempore Chie) donated over seven new pickups to the opposition Unity Party(UP).
Last week, news broke on social media linking Pro-Tempore Chie to collaboration with the UP and other opposition blocs in the Senate.
The allegation averred that Pro-Tempore Chie alleged objective was to prevent the opposition from fielding a candidate against him in Grand Kru County, ahead of the much publicized Presidential and Legislative Elections scheduled for October 10, 2023.
But in a press release issued recently, the political group supporting President Weah’s re-election bid dismissed the allegation against the Senate Pro-Temp as false, unrealistic, and lacking any evidence.
The group’s Chairman, Morris A. S. Swen, stated that after engaging with officials from the Coalition for Democratic Change(CDC), UP, car dealers, the Liberia Revenue Authority(LRA), and the National Port Authority(NPA),they found no evidence to support the claim that Senator Chie made any donation to the UP.
“There is no record at various car dealers in Monrovia and its environs to indicate that Senate Pro-Temp Chie made a donation to the Unity Party,” he clarified.
Mr. Swen provided records and evidence showing that Albert T. Chie obtained two JAC pickups on credit from JAC car dealers in Congo Town in February 2023, as well as a Land Cruiser Hardtop Jeep and a Toyota Hilux pickup on credit from Cica Motors through Africa Motors in April 2023.
He further expressed the view that it is highly unlikely that Senator Chie, who has been working hard in the southeast region for President Weah, would be purchasing pickups for the opposition community.
At the same time, Mr. Swen called on partisans and supporters of the ruling party to remain politically vigilant, resisting all forms of propaganda that have the potential to divide the party and weaken its ability to secure President Weah’s re-election for a second term.
“Say no to agent provocateurs who seek to employ divisive tactics to undermine the winning spirit of the CDC,” he added.