The chairman of the newly formed Liberia People Democratic Party (LPDP), Moses Y. Kollie, has termed it a dream-come-true for his party to have a political heavyweight like the Speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Alex Tyler, join its ranks. “This is a big fish that the LPDP has caught and we are grateful for this day,” he said.He noted that the party is forever willing to collaborate with others as this is the only way the ruling party will have no chance of getting victory in the 2017 elections.“Our arms are open to collaborate with people who have the same dream and aspiration of the LPDP. We are willing to collaborate with everyone.“The only party the LPDP is never willing to work with is the UP. If we do we will be compromising what we stand for and this we are not willing to do,” he said.Tyler’s declaration of membership was also graced by stalwarts of other political parties such as the All Liberian Party (ALP), the National Patriotic Party as well as scores of members of the National Legislature.Senator Sando Johnson of the NPP spoke on behalf of his party. He said the NPP is willing to collaborate with the LPDP to ensure that the UP is defeated massively in 2017.He lauded the Speaker for such a bold decision which he said is in the right direction. This sentiment was also echoed by former Senator Theodore Mono, chairman of the ALP. Momo is also a former stalwart of the UP.Speaker Tyler recently resigned from the UP, where he served as an executive member, due to what he termed as “policy differences.” His resignation was greeted with mixed reactions with pundits describing it as a big blow to the UP.He termed the LPDP as Liberia’s hope and the root to the country’s development.According to him, the LPDP has what it takes to move the Liberian state to higher heights, looking at its vision and the caliber of people that are leading the party.Officially declaring his membership for the party at a well attended ceremony held at the LPDP headquarters in Monrovia, Speaker Tyler said “The LPDP is Liberia’s hope and the prosperity for Liberians.”He further said, “And so, executives of the LPDP and partisans of this great party, I hereby submit this application for membership and pray that you will accept me as a humble member of your party. I want to assure you that I believe in your party’s rightful national direction and vision and I promise to do all that is in my ability to fulfill them.”He said with the LPDP, the time is right to take Liberia to where it belongs, noting that his passion for Liberia’s development and progress is so great.Since leaving the UP, the House Speaker said, the ceremony was meant for him to break silence on the barrage of rumors circulating in the Liberian public about his next destination politically. “I’m now a member of the LPDP because I feel this is where my dream and aspirations for the Liberian people can be realized,” he said. “Liberia is the only country that I have and the only country that I cherish. My vision for a collective Liberian dream is profound.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Premier League Manchester rivals Utd and City yet to answer ‘big questions’ in title chase, says Neville Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 17:14 19/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Premier League Manchester United José Mourinho Manchester City The former Red Devils defender believes Jose Mourinho’s men are yet to be truly tested, while Pep Guardiola’s side still have plenty to prove Manchester United are yet to be truly tested and still have “big questions” to answer, along with Manchester City, says Gary Neville.The Premier League title pace is currently being set by two arch-rivals, with only alphabetical order splitting them at the top of the standings.Both Mancs unbeaten until derby? 33/1 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Both Jose Mourinho’s side and Pep Guardiola’s team have been full of goals, with opponents being broken down and blown away.Neville, though, believes that United’s favourable fixture list has helped them to this position, with there still plenty that two sides setting their sights on the crown have to prove before silverware is handed out.He told the Class of ’92 blog on Sky Sports: “I did say at the start of the season that the title would end up in Manchester and the evidence so far supports that, but it’s far too early for either club to get carried away.“You would have said, from the fixtures, United should have been at the top at this stage, but I think the table will start to even out once we see them against tougher sides.“There are still big questions about both United and City. Can United break down sides? Can Manchester City handle it against more physical sides?“If you look at United, you saw them make mistakes at Stoke and there were chances for Everton, but ultimately the weaknesses they have shown at the back are covered by a goalkeeper in David de Gea who is absolutely world-class.“Jose Mourinho has always been a good manager at home and he is happy to sit in and let teams expose themselves, and United’s record at Old Trafford is now no defeats in 12 months since City won there.“To me they are looking a lot better than before in terms of breaking sides down and killing off games.”United pulled level with City again over the weekend, with Mourinho’s men offering up a 4-0 victory over Everton in response to a crushing 6-0 win over Watford by their neighbours.Both sides have collected 13 points from five fixtures so far, while netting 16 times apiece and conceding only twice. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.