|Former Special Forces Refuse Support To UP|
|Published on February 28, 2011||Email To Friend Print Version
By Buxton A. Davies
Reports from Ganta, Nimba county say scores of former special forces of the defunct National patriotic Front Of Liberia (NPFL) and the Independent National Patriotic Front Of Liberia( INPFL) have held secret meetings to support the Unity Party (UP) come 2011 General and Presidential elections.
According to an insider who prefers anonymity, two separate meetings were held, one at the resident of the City mayor of Ganta, Mr. Dor Cooper and the second on the 19th of February 2011 at the resident of Targen Wantee, a former staunch member of the special forces of former president Charles Taylor.
During that meeting, our source said those in attendance expressed diverse opinions as to whether to support or not to support the UP. However the source said, a unanimous decision was taken for them keep clear of the second term bid of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf after they have been marginalized by her government.
They claimed they were gainfully employed after the 1997 elections which brought former President Charles Taylor to power with Arm Forces of Liberia (A F L). But after the 2005 general presidential elections, they said they were 'illegally' downsized or dismissed; so how can they now give their unflinching support to the party. To them, it seems as if the party is only trying to look for electorates and not partisans.
At the close of the meeting chaired by Targen Wantee, US$750.00 was dashed out as “cold water,” pending subsequent meeting, if possible.