Medical doctor turned Grand Kru County Senator Peter S. Coleman has announced his return to the now ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) blaming his departure on cerebral malaria which he suffered at the time he made the decision to exit the party.
“I am a prodigal son that was part of this party for 11-years plus. But I don’t know maybe that was cerebral malaria that got in my brain and I went the other way,” he said.
“You know some people can fight the battle and almost at the end they give up. I must confess here, I am one of them that didn’t reach.”
“If those people who used to cuss us are here then what I am doing outside there. I need to come back home. Mr. Chairman, and Partisans, I have come home reinvigorated,”
By this statement Senator Coleman sends the message that it was rather an anomaly of a healthy mind that may have impelled his decision to resign from the CDC in 2017. However the record shows otherwise.
In a March 29, 2017, Senator Coleman sent a letter of resignation addressed to the chairman of the CDC, in which, he stated unambiguously that he was leaving because the party had departed from the principles on which it was founded.
He added that the party’s decision regarding its approach to the 2017 legislative and presidential elections brought him at complete variance with the CDC.
“On many occasions I found it difficult to comprehend the decisions reached by the Executive Committee of the CDC, and I found myself at loggerheads with the leadership of the party,” he said.