By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
Maryland County Senator, Dan Morais has returned to his political home, the National Patriotic Party (NPP) following suspension of his membership from the party prior to the conduct of the 2017 elections in the country.
Addressing a news conference Thursday, September 13, 2018 at his Capitol Building office in Monrovia, Senator Morais said that his decision to return to the NPP is based on the facts that his right within the NPP are now been respected unlike in the past that led to his suspension of his membership from the party.
“I have come to announce my return to my party, the National Patriotic Party in full swing and we are going to ensure that the arrangement that was signed by our party that is now in the coalition is respected, we are returning to give support to these endeavors and to ensure that the NPP remains firm for the better,” Senator Morais said.
Senator Morais stated that all of the conditions that led to him temporarily leaving the NPP have all been met for which he is now returning back home to the NPP.
The Maryland County Senator clarified that he is in no way reaffirming his support to the NPP because of the coalition between his party and two other political parties and that he would be seeking a reelection in Maryland County comes 2023 mid-term senatorial selections in the country.
Senate Morais asserted that he does not need the backing of any particular political party in order for him to win an election in Maryland County, thus, he is a formidable force within the county.
At the same time, Senator Morais has disclosed that the American Embassy near Monrovia has addressed the conditions faced by Liberians when they go for American VISA at the Embassy here in Liberia.
It can be recalled that Senator Morais wrote the plenary of the Liberian Senate some times last year concerning what he called inhuman conditions face by Liberians at the US embassy when they go for VISA and that said condition needs to be addressed by the Embassy
The Liberian Senate Committee Chairman on Foreign Relation revealed that the US Embassy near Monrovia through a written communication to his office stated that the Embassy has taken some steps in addressing what he termed as inhumane conditions face by Liberians when they go for VISA by installing some benches within a safe place for waiting while they await their appointment time.
“We have received favorable response from the US Embassy. We have now created a walk way outside our security perimeters and we have been able to create sitting capacity within the compound of the embassy,” Senator Morais quoted a communication believe to have come from the US embassy near Monrovia to his office.
Meanwhile, Senator Morais has asserted that the American Embassy near Monrovia has no intentions to subject the Liberian people to any unfair treatment.