The Liberian ruling Unity Party has expelled the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
The expulsion comes after the outgoing president was accused of meddling in last year’s elections by the party leaders.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been in power for 12 years was accused of playing politics leading to the bruising defeat of her opponent in the last elections.
She was also alleged to have held inappropriate private meetings with election magistrates before the Oct. 10 vote, a claim which she had since denied.
Along with the outgoing president, four other party officials were also expelled.
The development is contained in a statement issued by the party on Sunday which states that “the behaviour of the expelled persons … constitutes sabotage and undermined the existence of the party.”