LIBERIA – A peaceful corruption parade organized by the opposition Liberian People’s Party (LPP) was today disrupted when unknown men invaded the parade and begin throwing stones at those parading.
The parade was under the banner “Corruption Parade.” It was spearheaded by LPP standard bearer Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe was meant to propagate the importance of a corrupt free Liberia under the presidency of Cllr. Gongloe, if he wins the October 10, 2023 presidential election.
The LPP standard bearer who has always condemned government officials for enriching themselves with state resources at the detriment of the ordinary Liberian seize the opportunity to once more call on Liberians to vote out corrupt officials for the betterment of the country.
The incident left Cllr. Gongloe and his running mate Dr. Emmanuel Urey-Yarkpawolo to abandoned the event for safety.
Following the disruption, Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo took to social media to inform Liberians about the unfortunate incident that led to the abrupt ending of the LPP’s “Corruption Parade” in central Monrovia.
He wrote: “A group has just ended our program in violence by throwing rocks and other harmful objects at us. One nearly hit Cllr. Gongloe. We are safe and are hiding at the moment.”
The Liberian People’s Party is a political party in Liberia. LPP was formed in 1983 as the electoral wing of the Movement for Justice in Africa, a leftist pan-African group. Party member, the late Dr. Amos Sawyer served as President of the Interim Government of National Unity in 1990–94.