By Julius T. Jaesen, II
The resigned Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labour, Attorney Phil Tarpeh Dixon has vowed to contest the pending mid-term election in Montserrado County. According to him, this time around, unlike 2019 senatorial by-election, he will not compromise his desire to represent the people of Montserrado County in the Senate.
Atty. Dixon is a strong stalwart of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change and one who political pundits believe resigned his post in government simply because he feels betrayed by his party’s decision to pick Thomas Fallah who is already a sitting lawmaker. It can be recalled that in the 2019 senatorial faceoff that took Abe Darius Dillon to the Liberian Senate, Atty. Dixon expressed his strong desire to contest on the party’s ticket but unfortunately the party preferred Paulieta C.C. Wie over him.
But speaking on the Power TV afternoon show on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, Atty. Dixon questioned his party decision to have on its ticket, Rep. Thomas P. Fallah for the Montserrado senatorial race. According to Atty. Dixon, Thomas P. Fallah is the biggest beneficiary in the CDC, and at this time, the CDC should rather provide this opportunity to other brilliant young people in the party than a man whose ambition in his word, is harming Montserrado County. Atty. Dixon further noted that Rep. Fallah is not the only person in the CDC to enjoy such an unprecedented privilege over other qualified men and women in the party. Speaking on the TV show, the learnt legal luminary discouraged the idea of his party fielding sitting lawmakers in mid-term and senatorial by-elections when the government is struggling to fix the country’s broken economy. “If Min. Tweah is having surplus budget, it will rather be a good thing to put it in ailing and bedridden sectors of our declining economy than to create unnecessary by-elections that will cost the country additional expenses and hurt our people”, Atty. Dixon asserted.
Moreover, Atty. Dixon declared that president Weah is entrapped in a web by the decision of a few to have Thomas Fallah presented in the upcoming senatorial elections as CDC’s candidate in Montserrado and cannot say anything henceforth. He also noted that the CDC has to some extent, deviated from its institutional mantra on which she was birthed. He told his hosts on the Power TV show that CDC has always stood and advocated for generational change, and as such, promoting the ambition of qualified and competent young men and women like him in the CDC must be of interest to the party and not just Thomas Fallah and his likes who have enjoyed more favours and opportunities from the CDC than they have given to the country and the party in return.
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