By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor
Main opposition Unity Party has more history of corruption when compared with the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change of incumbent President George Weah, according to the National Secretary General of the Collaborating Political Parties.
During UP’s 12-year rule, the party could not account for hundreds of millions of United States dollars in oil revenue, Cllr. Aloysius Toe said in an interview with radio Sky FM on Wednesday in the capital Monrovia.
Official corruption was pervasive to the extent that the Unity Party administration was punctuated by an international audit showing the consummation of more than 60 bogus natural resource deals, Toe said.
“If we want to fight corruption the Unity Party is not an option because they are more corrupt than the CDC. What happened to the 77 audit reports conducted by the General Auditing Commission headed by John Morlu?
“What about the $34 million United States dollars Nigerian oil deal? What about the $10 million NOCAL money, the S$30 million European Union health fund?
“Currently, the Unity Party is parading with a convicted criminal on corruption charges in these elections.”
Toe said his party backing President Weah’s reelection is no mistake because the Unity Party demonstrated unwillingness to fight corruption.
The two parties will go face-to-face in the presidential runoff election on Nov. 14 after failing to obtain the 50 plus one vote requirement for outright victory during the first round of voting on October 10.