-Amb Boakai Cautions CDC; Describes As ‘Dangerous, Reprehensible’ Assassination Claims
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
Liberia’s former vice President and presidential candidate on the ticket of the former ruling Unity Party (UP), Joseph Nyumah Boakai has termed as ‘dangerous and reprehensible’ claims to assassinate President George Manneh Weah.
Recently, the Chairman of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Mulbah Morlu accused members of the opposition community of reportedly planning to assassinate President George Weah.
This accusation was reechoed by President Weah himself at the United Methodist Annual conference held in central Liberia, Gbarnga, Bong County.
Speaking Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the headquarters of the Unity Party in Congo Town during a signing ceremony of a statement of commitment by four opposition political parties in the country, Unity Party (UP), Liberty Party (LP), Alternative National Congress (ANC) and All Liberian Party (ALP), Ambassador Boakai said no member of the opposition has any desire to assassinate or harm any national leader.
“No one in Unity Party (UP), Liberty Party (LP), Alternative National Congress (ANC) and All Liberian Party (ALP) has any desire to assassinate or harm any national leader. Such claims are dangerous and reprehensible,” Amb. Boakai said.
he former Liberian vice President asserted that Liberia and Liberians face mountain challenges, ranging from what he termed as hardship, the wave of corruption within the government and the suppression of press freedom in the country.
Ambassador Boakai asserted that the oppositions members have no interest of seeing Liberia suffers again, thus, the opposition members are agents of peace, unity and reconciliation and those partisans of those political parties are policies driven and not violence of crimes.
Ambassador Boakai indicated that the CDC-led government should restructure the hope of the Liberian people and revives their dreams, adding that the government should be bold and decisive, humble, calm and peaceful in its attitudes.
“We demand quality education for our youth. Our women and girls must be free of gender-based violence. We detest all comments and accusations made against the oppositions,” Ambassador Boakai noted. TNR