Power Struggle in Power Struggle in Collaborating Political Party ahead of the 2023 Presidential Election
With barely two years ahead of the 2023 Presidential and general elections, a major power struggle has ensued within the ranks of the CPP with the Alternative National Congress (ANC) Alexander Cummings threatening to quit the party if his quest to lead the arrangement is dash.
According to some members within the CPP, Cummings who currently Chairs the political arrangement wants to lead the party come 2023.
Atty. James Nipy, a member of the party’s Executive committee however told the AM News that both Benoni Urey, Leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP), and Mo Ali, Secretary-General of the Unity Party (UP) are opposed to Cummings’ quest in leading the CPP.
According to him, the two executives of the CPP believe that only former Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai and Senator Nyomblee Ngagar-Lawrence or Senator A. Darius Dillon can face President Weah and defeat him in 2023.
He noted that if the fight for hegemony within the ranks of the CPP is not resolved sooner, the arrangement may crack ahead of the 2023 elections.
Other members within the CPP made a similar assertion but noted that Cummings and Boakai should be paired to face President Weah in 2023.
“Cummings is the only man who has been single headedly sponsoring the party. Any attempt to dump him for former VP Boakai will create hard feelings within the CPP.
“Since Boakai is older, let him rest. The CPP should allow Cummings to head the Party along with either Sen. Dillon or probably Urey. With that arrangement, Weah’s hope for reelection is finished come 2023,” Benjamin Kollie, a staunch member of the CPP Youth League told News-men.
None of the leaders within the Party have commented on the ongoing rigmarole. But pundits believe that the situation if unresolved may likely give Weah a big political edge over the opposition in 2023.