MONROVIA-The Economic Freedom Fighters, (EFF) has joined the bandwagon of Opposition Political Parties in picking bones and pulling the rug from under President George M. Weah’s feet since the delivery of the State of the Nation Address, (SONA).
Addressing a press conference in Monrovia, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the Commander-in-Chief of EFF, (CIC), Emanuel Gonquoi, mentioned that the Liberian Leader has shown no serious interest in the fight of corruption in the country.
EFF was recently certificated by the National Election Commission, (NEC) to operate as a political party in the country.
Gonquoi in his response to the President’s SONA noted that Weah’s claim of fighting corruption was unrealistic.
“President Weah has shown no interest in fighting corruption, it is ‘day butchering’ of the Constitution to weaken the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).
“The President lacks the moral standing to brag about fighting corruption or protecting humans’ rights when under his administration, Liberia has become a state of terror, lack of hope and uncertainty he added.”
According to him, the refusal of government officials to declare their assets in accordance with the existing laws has simply undermined the fight against corruption.
“The President has refused to take legal decisions against sanctioned former government officials including Nathaniel McGill”
“Many of those who had supported the President previously thought he was well-suited to implement the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, (TRC).\
“The president is paying no attention to the recommendations especially to serve justice to victims of the Liberian Civil War. ‘
“If the President is to be seen as a reconciler as he said, he must take concrete steps to implement the TRC’s reports and stop accommodating warlords within his government. A good leader will not think about future elections, but will always think about his or her legacy, and that is the path we expect the President to take as a nation” he indicated.