MOVEE Suspends Officials For Gross Constitutional Violation -Reaffirms Membership With CDC By: Julius Konton

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The Movement for Economic Empowerment has suspended three party officials; namely: Matthew Shan, Jeremiah E. Paye and Patrick Karmo from MOVEE. The decision came following an independent investigation conducted by a special investigation committee. The independent investigation committee’s report highlighted that after a rigorous process, the three officials mentioned herein were found in gross violation of the Party’s By- laws and Constitution.According to Article 5 section 2 (G), the National Executive Committee is the highest decision-making body in the absence of national convention while Article 18, section 6 (G) prohibits any action that embarrasses the Party and brings it to disrepute as maybe determined by the National Executive Committee, County Chapters and any other branch of the Party respectively.  Citing these two key provisions, the National Executive Committee, received, reviewed and qualified the special investigation committee’s report, findings and recommendations which they considered as a professional work done in keeping with standard policies. ” The outcome of the independent investigation committee’s work was done in keeping with due process including the Party’s By- laws and Constitution, “ the Acting Chairman of the MOVEE disclosed.  The NEC of MOVEE, following its emergency meeting, endorsed the recommendations and officially expelled the three officials for among other things, gross violation of the Party’s By laws and constitution.  “The action of the expelled officials possess serious embarrassment to the Party including bringing the political institution to public disrepute as such, the NEC of the Party in keeping with the By- laws and Constitution, following an independent investigation, saw it prudent to have the three officials expelled,” they re-emphasized.  Acting Chairman of MOVEE, Prince Mehn, said the National Elections Commission will be officially informed about its(MOVEE) decision in four working days, beginning May 25, 2024. MOVEE, at the same time, reaffirmed its membership with the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), adding that it remains committed to the values and ideas of the CDC. The National Executive Committee of MOVEE which is the highest decision-making body next to National Convention also expressed deepest concern over false accusations and attacks on its Political Leader, Amb. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah Sr. by some individuals being described as agents spilled by hidden hands for political reasons.  However, the National Executive Committee maintains that they still enjoy the confidence and explicit leadership of their political leader, Amb. Kemayah whom they are satisfied and confident in working with.  Moreover, Mr. Mehn stated that Robert Sammie and other Executive Committee members of the party who are outside of Liberia on National duties continue to enjoy the support and protection of the National Executive Committee until such time they are limited to function especially in keeping with the By-laws and Constitution of the Party.  At the same time, three women leaders and officials of MOVEE from the County Chapters namely: Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Grand Kru also frowned on the falsification of their signatures by the three expelled officials. They termed the expelled officials’ alleged action as criminal and fully support their expulsion respectively.  “We don’t need such bad apples in our responsible and credible political institution to pollute it,” they blasted in an angry manner. They also praised their political leader, Amb. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah Sr. for his good leadership role played over the years for the Party. Meanwhile,  and consistent with the findings from the independent investigation committee, Prince Mehn, Jeffrey Siafah and Alston Holder will assume the positions as Acting National Chairman, Acting National Secretary General and Acting Montserrado County Chapter Chairman respectively.

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