This is an indication that Liberty Party has the ability to reconcile our people and our country. I wish to assure that my appointment as Senior Policy Advisor is welcoming and I shall utilize my God-given talents, my political skills and influence to the benefit of our Party as we gear toward preparing for ensuing national elections.” - Darius Dillon
- The Executive Committee of Liberia’s opposition Liberty Party has welcomed back its prodigal son, Darius Dillon back into the party’s fold.
Dillon, who abandoned the party in the heat of the 2011 presidential campaign to throw his weight behind President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Ruling Unity Party was told by the LP Sunday that the door has been opened to him to serve as a senior policy advisor.
The party’s letter to Dillon signed by Chairman J. Fonati Koffa, reads: “As you are well aware the National Executive Committee of the Liberty Party recently reviewed your request for reinstatement and unanimously approved that request.
In this regard, and in keeping with the powers vested in me under Article VI Section 2(c) of the Constitution and By-laws of the Liberty Party, I am pleased to appoint you as Senior Policy Advisor on Strategy and Tactics.
In your role, if you choose to accept, you will assist the Party design and coordinate strategies and programs necessary to build strategic relationships for the advancement of the Party.
You will also perform other duties as assigned.” It is my utmost desire and my hope, that you will accept this position and work to sustain the confidence your Party has placed in you.
Dillon’s return marks the return of one of the party’s grassroot members and many political observers say, the return could bolster the party’s preparation for the upcoming Mid Term Senatorial By Elections next year.
Dillon has in recent weeks expressed his disappointment in the ruling party who he supported in the 2011 elections.
Particularly, Dillon’s criticisms have bordered along his disappointment in the failure of the Sirleaf- led government to deal with the issue of corruption in the country, going as far as to suggest that corruption has won the war in Liberia. "The most I can say is that corruption has won the war in Liberia against government," the former Liberty Party Stalwart continued.
"The government has reasons to prove that it cannot fight corruption. The government lacks the will to fight corruption robustly because if you put an institution into place to fight corruption and the institution makes recommendations to government and it cannot implement the recommendations, then we render the institution useless."
Reacting to his return to the party Sunday, Dillon said he was elated that his party, was gracious to accept and welcome him home, back in the fold of the Party. “I return with renewed vigor and commitment.
I wish to thank and appreciate our eminent Partisan, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, our Political Leader, Chairman, Executive Officials, the Youth and Women's Wings, members and sympathizers for their forgiving spirit under the circumstances.
This is an indication that Liberty Party has the ability to reconcile our people and our country. I wish to assure that my appointment as Senior Policy Advisor is welcoming and I shall utilize my God-given talents, my political skills and influence to the benefit of our Party as we gear toward preparing for ensuing national elections.”