Moses Uneh Yahmia
Having read about the expulsion of President Ellen from the ruling Unity Party, it is now a fact that Ellen supported the CDC against the UP only because the CDC, and not the UP, promised she and her rogue family some benefits including protection from prosecution after committing heinous economic crimes against the republic and its people.
The most frustrating part is, we are getting credible reports that, after doing everything in her reach to give the CDC power, Jezebel Ellen is not having her way with the President and Vice President Elect. She is facing tough time having her benefits of the deadly deal accrued. This is because, clearly, the soon to come trailblazers of the state are surrounded by people who want to settle scores with this national pariah. How come Ellen saw all those people and went in such a nasty political arrangement?
Firstly, we have the Vice President Elect who herself is still hurt by the action of Ellen selling her husband (Charles Taylor) to America in an attempt to not only settle score with Taylor but also in exchange for foreign aid that was not used in the interest of the suffering people of Third World Liberia but was looted by the political elites. We also have the remnants of the defunct NPFL rebel faction who are also bitter with Ellen for not only trading their leader Charles Taylor but also politically isolating them for 12years.
We have the Alex Tyler's group that feels it is high time to pay back Ellen for disgracing the Former Speaker when he and others were indicted by the state for their alleged involvement in the Sable Mining Corruption Scandal. We also have diaspora CDCians who believe that this is their time to get money to pay their mortgages in America. So in order for their interest to be reflected in their regime, they will exert all energies to make sure Ellen does not have influence in their government.
The presence of the right wing radical youth wing of the CDC must also be well noted. The Youth Wing has positioned itself to make sure that all of the conspiracy theories between Ellen and the CDC, which were exposed during the campaign period do not come to fruition. This is because they don't want the euphoric masses to start being disillusioned about the CDC. The early disillusion of the people will undermine their own political future. Therefore, they are doing everything possible to have not any footprint of Ellen in the CDC led regime.
For example, it was agreed between Ellen and the CDC that when the election is over and obviously when CDC is given the power, Fonati Koffa, a poster boy of Ellen, would be supported by the CDC for the position of speaker of the 54th National Legislature. On the contrary, the Youth Wing openly declared support for Bhofal Chambers who is today believed to be the presumptive speaker of the 54th National Legislature ahead of election.
Furthermore, it was also agreed upon that a preferred candidate of Jezebel Ellen would be endorsed by the CDC to fill the senatorial vacancy in Montserrado County, a vacancy created as the result of the election to the presidency of Senator George Weah of the CDC. The youth wing, in an attempt to topple the interest of Ellen, has not only openly declared support for Moses Acarous Gray to fill the seat, the youth wing has also launched a nasty propaganda war against Amara Konneh, a man believed to be the recommended candidate of Ellen after her rogue son Robert Sirleaf expressed no interest in the senatorial vacancy.
All these in conjunction with the reported rejection of Ellen's request for her surrogates to be appointed by President Elect Weah to key ministries and agencies in the CDC led regime have made ardent followers of Liberian politics to conclude that Ellen gambled recklessly. Due to not only her vindictiveness against certain people in the UP, but also her quest to see her rogue son Robert Sirleaf and his funny friends like Amara Konneh go with impunity after ripping off the resources of the state, she has unknowingly shot herself in the leg. Unarguably, she is the greatest victim of her own political maneuvering.
And so it goes.......