Eyewitnesses say Tubman fled for his dear life and was relocated to an unknown hotel. Tubman's house is just few blocks away from the CDC headquarters.
The CDC standard bearer, who boycotted the November 8, run-off had earlier in the day attended the thanksgiving service for the president's inauguration and announced that the party had recognized President Sirleaf as winner of the run-off.
Tubman's recognition of the president's victory Sunday came a day after he declared that the party was ready to work with the Ellen led government and that an agreement had been reached to settle the political stalemate and therefore was calling of a plan demonstration on Monday.
Apparently, Tubman and Weah had gone to the party Headquarters on Sunday evening to inform their supporters of their latest decision and persuade them to see reasons that it was time for reconciliation and that the dramas that followed the 2011 elections were over.
But the angry supporters, mainly youths who viewed the move as a betrayal, stormed the party's Headquarters apparently to lynch their standard bearer for what they saw as a betrayal. But Tubman fled for his dear life and was relocated to a hotel by aides for safety. Tubman boycotted the November run-off election, which President Sirleaf won by 90.8% votes.
Tubman said the CDC party still did not think the president had won the election fairly, even though she had the backing of the international community. "We realised that we couldn't fight all of that, so we thought the best thing would be for us to negotiate our involvement in a government of inclusion," he said.