New Democrat understands that a respected West African political and election strategist credited for Current Ghanaian and Nigerian Presidents’ electoral success has told the opposition Liberty Party (LP) that its presidential nominee Cllr. Charles Brumskine has no real prospect of winning the scheduled October polls.
The LP is staging a dogfight for the Presidency following two unsuccessful bids (2005 and 2011) without winning.
Party sources have told this paper, to bolster its strategy for the presidential race, Adebola Williams, the 30-year-old Nigerian political communication czar was contacted for the purpose of hiring his services for consultancy.
Williams is chief executive officer of StateCraft INC, the communication firm that powered the election of Nigeria’s, Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo in 2016.
On Monday March 5, 2017, the Nigerian who Forbes Magazine rates as “the continent’s leading authority on winning elections,” met with select LP’s officials at the Royal Grand Hotel in Sinkor, Monrovia.
LP’s National Chairman Ben Sanvee, Wadei Powell and Charlyne Brumskine (daughter of LP Standard Bearer Charles Brumskine) are individuals who attended the meeting, according to Party insiders.
Mr. Dairus Dillon (who in 2011 supported the re-election of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf against the LP) was reportedly left out of the strategy session because ‘we are still not sure of how much information he should be exposed to at this point in our strategy’; one source present at the Royal Grand Hotel meeting is quoted.
A certain Saran Kaba Jones known in LP’s circles as a longtime party confidant had reportedly introduced Adebola to the Liberty party with the hope of drawing on his mastery of political analysis and expertise in African Elections.
But after a critical review and analysis of LP elections history, coupled with their recent losing of a seat in Lofa county where the party had occupied for more than 11 years, Adebola put Brumskine’s hope of wining the 2017 presidential elections on edge, verified sources have said.
The LP officials were told there would be no real prospect or possibility of winning the October polls.
“I was just in Monrovia as guest to Liberty Party. But from the look of things I am not going their way because they are not going to win. I don’t lose;” Adebola confirmed to a Liberian political actor recently at the Face of Africa Gala in the US.
The New Democrat has established Mr. Williams’ presence in Monrovia but Liberty Party National chairman Benjamin Sanvee would not comment on the matter though contacted on his mobile phone +231777477766, 48 hours before publication.