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Unity Party Begs Fofana

Ahead of the a potential second round of polls in the Presidential elections between the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the governing Unity Party, the UP has embarked on a massive reconciliation discussions with several disenchanted UP supporters including Margibi strongman, Representative Ben Fofana.According to our reporter in Margibi County, a high power delegation from the UP over the weekend inundated the home of Representative Fofana so as to persuade him support the UP during the runoff.
Representative Fofana of the UP was heavily opposed by Boakai’s running mate, Emmanuel Nuquay during the just ended elections.
Despite been on the UP ticket, Nuquay allegedly campaigned vigorously against Fofana, a situation that also caused Fofana to campaign against the UP, thus resulting to more votes been cast in favor of the opposition CDC.
Our reporter quoting a stalwart closed to Fofana said Speaker Nuquay himself has been calling Fofana asking for forgiveness, but added that Representative Fofana has vehemently rejected his olive branch.
Prior to the conduct of the October 10 elections, Fofana called for the removal of Nuquay from the UP ticket as vice standard bearer on grounds that his selection would create division within the party.
However, despite his demand, UP officials overlooked the call and maintained him on the ticket, a situation that embarrassed the ruling party during the recent election. CDC won the county and even defeated a pro-Nuquah representative candidate in Weala.
At a mass meeting held over the weekend at the home of the Vice President, it was recommended that Bomi County newly elected Representative Edwin M. Snowe would replace former Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan as campaign manager. Snowe was part of the team that travelled to Margibi to beg for Fofana’s support, according to our reporter.
Meanwhile, this paper has been informed that VP Boakai has for the first time reportedly phoned President Johnson-Sirleaf, seeking her public support.
Pro-Boakai UPists have been on a campaign to publicly attack the person of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, calling her all sorts of names, to the point that the party’s chairman emeritus Cllr. Varney Sherman stated publicly that Boakai did not need Johnson Sirleaf to win the presidency of Liberia.
At one point, Varney Sherman publically announced that the President has failed measurably, while other sang during public rallies, “Our Ma (Ellen) Spoil it, our pa (Boakai) will fix it.”
Since these insults against the sitting president of Liberia and the immediate past standard bearer, VP Boakai has remained tightlipped, except for trying to say that the UP Government has squandered several opportunities.
VP Boakai has been holding press interviews fighting desperately to disentangle himself from corruption practices that may have taken place in the Ellen-led Government, insinuating that he’s a raising car parked in a garage that has not been tested.

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