Unity party has with immediate effect suspended its national Chairman Wilmot Paye to face investigation for allegedly violating the party’s constitution, but chairman Paye has condemned the decision accusing former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the standard-bearer, Joseph Boakai, of plotting against him. The party reached the decision after hours of the executive committee meeting on Tuesday.
According to the party Secretary-General Mo Ali, Chairman Paye would be investigated by a five-man investigative committee for issuing a unilateral press statement on January 5th 2020 calling on partisans of the UP to stay away from the January 6 protest after the party had stated that it is the rights of the people to gather and petition their government.
Responding to the executive committee decision, the embattled chairman Wilmon Paye said the decision was influenced by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Mr. Boakai the current standard-bearer who served as Vice President to Mrs. Sirleaf.
Reports from reliable sources indicated that there is an ongoing beef between the chairman and the standard-bearer of the former ruling Unity Party to the extent that the standard-bearer and the suspended chairman no longer see eye-to-eye.