MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Unity Party has withdrawn from the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) with immediate effect.
The CPP was formed as a group of four opposition political parties, including the All Liberian Party (ALP), Alternative National Congress (ANC), Liberty Party (LP) and Unity Party (UP) after the 2017 elections.
Its aim was to defeat the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) in the coming 2023 Presidential Elections.
However, the CPP has recently been rocked by division, allegation of framework document altering, and disagreement between UP Standard Bearer Joseph Boakai and ANC Political Leader Alexander Cummings as to who heads the CPP in the 2023 elections.
But addressing a news conference on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, UP Leader Joseph Boakai said:” The decision to withdraw from the CPP followed failed efforts to resolve the internal impasse.”
Mr. Boakai said consultations were held with eminent persons, religious leaders, CPP political leaders and legal practitioners for a way forward but to no avail.
Meanwhile, the UP Standard has disclosed that the party is working with other political parties and likeminded individuals to form a new coalition ahead of the 2023 elections.