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...Accuses UP Lawmakers Of Conspiracy
Unity Party Montserrado County senatorial candidate who recently withdrew from the race has broken silence on his decision to quit the process.
Ali Sylla said his decision was based on 'complete medical reasons' contrary to report that he was bought from the race.
Speaking Wednesday from the United States on Truth FM Breakfast Show, Sylla explained that it is unfortunate for people to accuse him of receiving money in order to quit the special senatorial election.
Sylla said prior to his departure to the United States for treatment, he informed officials of Unity Party about his condition, contrary to the party's claims that it was not aware about his illness.
He also said that contrary to claims by Wilmot Paye and Amos Tweh, Secretary General and Youth Congress Chairman respectively, he informed the party through a written communication about his decision to withdraw from the race because of medical reasons.
Sylla said it is unfair for the party to say it did not know about his illness and was not informed about his decision to withdraw from the race for which he is considered as a betrayal.
He said he could not fathom why representatives Henry Fahnbulleh and Bill Twehway will also refer to him as a betrayal when, in fact, they were not supporting him.
Sylla claimed that the two Unity Party lawmakers have been conspiring to support Ambassador George Weah long before his withdrawal from the race.
He further claimed that Representatives Twehway and Fahnbulleh have never supported his senatorial bid, as such, they should not pretend as if they were going to support him had he remained him the race.
The former Montserrado County senatorial candidate said the two lawmakers are the real betrayals for declaring their support for a candidate that their party has not endorsed.
Commenting on Tweh's claim that he has damaged his political future, Sylla said if withdrawing from a race because of medical reasons would be considered as damaging one's political career, then it is unfortunate.
Sylla said “my health matters to me the most than other things because it will make me live longer and serve my people and country.”
He said in Liberia once you are not in wheelchair, people will not consider you to be sick, even though you are sick.