Monrovia – The National Chairman of the Liberty Party (LP) Senator Stephen J. H. Zargo of Lofa County has accused Musa Hassan Bility, Chairman of the National Advisory Council of plotting to remove him from the chairmanship of the party.
Senator Zargo alleged that Mr. Musa Bility invited County Chairs to Kakata, Margibi County, where he camped them for two nights.
The Lofa County Lawmaker made the disclosure Wednesday at a Press Conference held at the party’s Headquarters in Congo Town.
According to him, prior to this situation, Mr. Bility had also dispatched the Vice Chair for operation, Mr. Elder Jallah to meet and concoct a petition along with the county chairs seeking to endorse him (Mr. Bility) as National Chairman of Liberty Party, while he is still seated as Chairman serving his legal term.
“At this juncture, I became confounded as to what was at stake, but on closer examination, I realized that a plot was in the making “He said.
Senator Zargo asserted that a Constitution Review Committee (CRC) with a limited mandate had also proceeded outside of its orbit, to begin planning for a Special Convention to be held on September 5, 2020 for the unlawful and unnecessary purpose of electing a new leadership for the Liberty Party.
“Our Constitution (under review) provides in Article VIII that the Standard Bearer or Political Leader may call a special session of the National Convention to be called the special convention “He added.
He noted that in the middle of the review process, the CRC in conjunction with the committee constituted to plan for the Executive Council Sitting for the purpose of validating and adopting the Constitution, under the influence of Musa Bility has already set September 5, 2020, as the date for a Special Convention to elect new officers.
Senator Zargo explained that as it is now crystallized in the actions of partisan Bility, he may have been working closely with some members of the CRC and the Executive Committee in plotting the removal of the leadership that was elected in Voinjama in 2018.
According to him, the unconstitutionality of the traditional Clause, Laws cannot be applied retroactively, noting that the fact that we had all agreed to review our constitution does not necessitate the dissolution of the EC.
“The emotional dimension of holding convention in an acrimonious environment under one year of the passing of our founding Father and former Political Leader, Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine’ He narrated.