By Patrick Stephen Tokpah/Bong County Correspondent
Gbarnga-President George Weah has sharply rejected appeal from citizens of Bong County requesting him to grant them executive clemency for their children who are behind bars in Sanniquelllie, Nimba County for vandalizing public facilities.
Reacting to the citizens of Bong County request in David Dean’s Town, Kokoyah District#1, Bong County, on February 13, 2021, at a Town Hall meeting as part of his citizens’ engagement County tour, the Liberian Chief Executive said civil liberty is important and the people need to understand such.
Moreover, he warned that peaceful resolution and dialogue in addressing their plights is the best way out.
“Don’t burn a police station including public facilities; the Law will take its course. Tell your children what they are doing is wrong,” he added.
He encourages Liberians not to engage into any violent act, but to be good citizens by respecting the laws of their land.
Making reference to his son’s recent incident, he narrated that his 33 years old Champ Weah violated the curfew Law in France by being out by 3pm after he should not have been there and he as a law abiding President and person will not support such attitude.
“I will not be a father and see my son break other people’s law and support such; no and I will not use my influence as a President to interfere into other people’s country legal system least to talk about laws breaking,” he revealed.
He further pointed out that other national leaders’ children in the past in Liberia violated the laws and went sky free, but that will not be repeated going forward especially under his watch as President of Liberia.
President Weah said Liberia has graduated from bad ways, looting and stealing among others. “We need to change, stop attacking our security people and destroying our infrastructure,” Weah noted.
Many citizens have said the response of the President will lay to rest for some time now the appeal of the people of Bong who have been yearning to see their children set free after violating the laws of the country of which President Weah assured his people that he will protect at all times void of segregation