The National Executive Committee of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) in a press release issued late Tuesday said it has with immediate effect suspended the membership of Madam Jemima Wolokolie for alleged extortion of money, corruption and fraudulent misrepresentation.
In addition to that, the statement said, Madam Wolokolie was accused of being the “criminal mastermind-in-chief in the unauthorized running of a fake loan scheme suspiciously orchestrated to tarnish the party’s ethical image and disintegrate its ranks.”
Madam Wolokolie is a founding member of the CDC. But she suspended her membership and joined the former ruling Unity Party of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf due to what she descriend at the time of policy diference.
The release said her action was “grave, criminal, dangerous and unbecoming of a party member.”
Madam Wolokolie is the current Deputy Minister of
It can be recalled that madam Wolokolie and madam Rebecca McGill, sister of the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill launched a loan scheme under the group “Liberians in Support for Democratic Change (LSDC)”.
Madam Wolokolie had defended her group’s action in recent times after it was reported that she carried out the loan in a fake fashion intended to tarnish the image of the CDC.
But madam Wolokolie said she was not aware of her suspension from the party. “I am not aware of my suspension. When I know, I will speak on it,” she told this paper Wednesday.
Prior to her suspension, she appeared on radio to explain the rationale for the loan scheme. She said, the loan scheme was part of a strategy initiated and endorsed by the ruling party to woo voters for the CDC in the 2020 Senatorial elections and 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections.
The release alleged that in May 2018, madam Jemima Wolokolie, subjected the Chairman and Members of National Executive Committee of the CDC to senseless verbal insults and this led to her suspension by the President for ‘Insubordination and unprofessionalism.”
The party also noted that in 2012 Wolokolie, appearing on state radio, ELBC, rejected the CDC as a viable democratic pathway, and outrightly demeaned the then standard-bearer Amb. George M. Weah as “Unfit for the Presidency.”
“In light of these acts of systematic and wanton disregard for law and order, the National Executive Committee of the CDC swiftly moves to send suspended partisan Jemima Wolokolie to the Grievance and Ethics Committee for speedy investigation and/or prosecution, and is authorized to employ its constitutional premises to begin, complete and submit findings within a 30-days statutory period as laid down within the framework of the bylaws and constitution of the CDC,”the release said.
It added; “In conclusion, the National Executive Committee of the CDC makes it clear that it will not countenance counter-progressive and rebellious activities within the ranks of the CDC and promises to relentlessly pursue and dismantle sleeper cells of gangs and culprits of chaos and disorder, irrespective of the depth or width of their influence.” TNR