Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Liberia: a challenge thwarted?

Yesterday, the leaders of LURD and MODEL called on Gyude Bryant to step down, accusing him of being "biased, inadequate and inept." The statement was issued by Sekou Damate Conneh (LURD) and Thomas Nimely-Yaya (MODEL).

Today, MODEL backtracked on the statement, as did a dissident faction within LURD.

Recall that a number of LURD commanders are trying to have Conneh's wife replace him as leader.

LURD = Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy
MODEL = Movement for Democracy in Liberia