Think-Tank Distance itself From Statements Made by Renegade Group
-As Think-Tank Disowns Group
The majority bloc within the Boakai Think-Tank, a group that played a pivotal role in the Boakai Presidential Campaign efforts during the last elections in Liberia has distanced itself from statements made by its renegade Chairman Kutubu Sirleaf purporting to represent the entire group.
On March 19, 2018, the group’s ex- chairman Foday Kutubu Sirleaf pledged the group’s support to the ruling Coalition for Democratic change (CDC) on various media outlets in the country.According to a press statement from the Boakai group however, the group has not yet dissolved but remains active and remains committed to the agenda of ‘Think Liberia, Love Liberia and Build Liberia’ and that the think tank is not dissolved.
The press statement, from the group dated March 22, 2018, signed by 11 executive members of the grop including the acting Financial Secretary General Otis Bundor, the Acting chairman Morris Moses Mongai, Noah Z. Gibson, John O.F. Karngbeh, Charles Roberts, as members further outlined that while we are fighting to protect values of these institutions, few former members of the Boakai Think Tank have planned to destroy our indelible legacy.
“It is acknowledged that political auxiliaries are formed to propagate a particular political institution’s agenda during campaign periods. We therefore want to make it categorically clear that the Boakai Think Tank is not dissolved, nor is the Unity party dead,” the group emphasized in the statement.
The Think Tank further warned the public that members of the rebellious group are masquerading to solicit money from thepublic to sustain their unorthodox behavior, and their called on the Think Tank to expel with immediate effect: Foday Kutubu Sirleaf, Jaryenneh Elijah, Samuel Nynson, Ralph Raja Nimely, Andrew Wesseh and Varney Sherman from the group.
“We therefore demand the return of all of Boakai’s Think Thank properties such as one Green Nissan vehicle Almera-brand and two HP Touch screens and laptops in the possession of Ex-chairman Kutubu Sirlead and ex-Secretary General Samuel Nyenson within 48 hours, and failure to comply with this directive will lead us to take serious legal actions.
We also urge the general public not to do business with these individuals on behalf of the Unity Party, UP or the Boakai Think Tank,” the statement concluded.