Amb. Sulunteh Called an Impersonator

Says he cannot impersonate what he left

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Amb. Sulunteh (center)

Liberia’s former Ambassador to the US, Canada and Mexico, Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, has denied a report which emanated from Washington, D.C. over the weekend that he was impersonating his former position as ambassador.

A report, quoting a staff of the Liberian Embassy in the United States, said over the weekend that the former Ambassador was impersonating his previous post.

Since Ambassador Sulunteh resigned from his position a few months ago he has been named as running mate of the standard bearer of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander B. Cummings.

Sulunteh referred to the impersonation claim as “an irresponsible campaign intended to besmear my hard-earned character, which should not be given the slightest attention.”

“There is no iota of truth associated whatsoever to the story,” Amb. Sulunteh said in a mobile phone interview, clarifying that he has absolutely no business to act in a capacity that he requested permission from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to leave in 2016 to pursue a new personal endeavor.

He said he had requested a meeting with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Ambassadors Group through some colleagues at the Liberian Embassy in Washington, D.C., for which he personally sent out follow-up letters to said ambassadors.

“While our presence will intimidate our opponents, who would use every means to blackmail us ranging from campaign that we are Canadian citizens to impersonating an ambassador, we are unmoved by those surrogates, who are mere platitudes of deceit,” the former Ambassador said in a letter to the ANC.

The ANC meanwhile said it has copies of the letters between Sulunteh and the ECOWAS Ambassadors Group as Liberia’s former Ambassador.

On his alleged ‘Canadian citizenship’, which was reported on radio, the ANC second partisan made it clear that the opponents will soon brand the entire party as foreigners, even when it is clearly established that “we are Liberians.”

Prior to his nomination as Ambassador to the United States, Sulunteh was a staunch member of the governing Unity Party. He resigned from the party and joined the ANC.

Although Sulunteh is a Canadian trained economist, the ANC said he is not a Canadian citizen.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Amb. Sulunteh, stop ur game. this will catch up with. you are now a political person. you have got no right to meet with any ambassador on official note. you claimed u contacted some colleagues at the embassy; stop endangering the daily-bread of the officers at the Washington post. anyone will be right to refer to you as impersonator . Code of Conduct, go and clear yourself about the code of conduct issue.

    • “you are now a political person. you have got no right to meet with any ambassador on official note.”

      The above quotation is the most narrow minded, uncultivated, irresponsible, and ilinformed statement I have ever read in any intellectual forum. To suggest that Former Amb. Sulunteh’s meeting with anyone in Washington DC or anywhere henceforth is an “impersonation” is clear indication how naked the writer of the above quotation is when it comes to understanding of international political and economic matters.

      Here in the United States where I live, it is an implied customary requirement for anyone seeking higher public office to go abroad and meet with opinion leaders to sell his/her policies as ways to entice them to invest in his/her country, or establish cordial bilateral working relations in the event he/she is elected. Sadly, in the opinion of the writer of the above quotation, such is an “impersonation”. I wonder what the writer of the above quotation could have said if Former Amb. Sulunteh met with the Transport or Labor Minister of Nigeria? Will that be “impersonation”, since he (Former Amb. Sulunteh) served in those positions before being appointed Ambassador? Wake up, the world is interconnected and if anything, you should commend Amb. Sulunteh for any contacts he makes on behalf of Liberia. After all, he is a Liberian seeking higher office and he has every right to advocate for Liberia at his own time and resources; something you the “impersonation” theory writer cannot do, have never done, and will never do.

      • Hope the ethnic sentiment will be chased away from this discussion. Amb. Sulunteh admitted his impersonation by making reference to what he did using some people at the Embassy. here is it Mr. Flomo,”He said he had requested a meeting with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Ambassadors Group through some colleagues at the Liberian Embassy in Washington, D.C., for which he personally sent out follow-up letters to said ambassadors”. If Amb. Sulunteh knew of his right to meet opinion leaders according to you, Why did he solicit the assistance of personnel at the Embassy? This means the Ambassador does not know anything about international and national politics. The Ambassador has right to meet anyone in his private capacity as a Liberian but when he attempts to meet diplomats under the banner of ECOWAS, then he is wrong. He could meet ambassadors individually. Any way, the nuances of diplomacy was unknown by this instructor from CU. Hope he learns better next time, including you, Flomo.

  2. I respected the Liberian Observer then and still do today. As a high school student on BWI in the late 1970’s, the “Daily Observer” was my source of national and international news. It’s competitions, the “Liberian Star”, the “Liberian Age” were no match. Upon my graduation from BWI, I took employment with the Executive Mansion as an electrical technician. During my employment at the Executive Mansion, I witnessed the “April 14” rice riot and the “April 12” coup. During those turbulent times in Liberia’s history, the “Daily Observer” remained resolute in its reporting on national and international matters. Most of its stories had by-lines written by the renowned Liberian Journalist Kenneth Yarkpawolo Best (owner, managing director, and my fellow BWI Tiger), the late Tom Kamara, among other great journalists). There were never by-lines written by anonymous reporters or writers.

    When the offices of the “Daily Observer” on Crown Hill were attacked and burned during the “PRC” regime, I, then a student at the University of Liberia, along with other students and activists marched to protest the “PRC” regime’s actions at our own risks.

    I illuminate attention herein with the above history of my admiration of the “Daily Observer” to express dismay about the story about Former Liberian Ambassador to the United States, Canada, and Mexico the Honorable Jeremiah Sulunteh. My dismay is that the story was written by a “Webmaster Admin”. Just who is the “Webmaster Admin”?. While I take exception with some of the contents of the story, I would like for the “Daily Observer” to continue its exquisite and exceptional reportings and writings as I described above.

    Here in the United States where I live, it is not uncommon for anyone seeking higher public office to go abroad and meet with opinion leaders to sell his/her policies as ways to entice them to invest in this country, or establish cordial bilateral working relations in the event he/she is elected. So for the “Webmaster Admin” to write and accentuate that Former Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh’s decision to seek audiences with world opinion leaders in Washington DC is an “impersonation” makes no logical sense to me. Even in the event he (Former Amb. Sulunteh) sought information from the Liberian Embassy, there is nothing wrong with that. The truth is that he (Former Amb. Sulunteh), like any Liberian visiting the United States and seeking audience with anyone in public office, the Liberian Embassy is the natural and logical place to contact. I just wonder what the “Webmaster Admin” could have written if Former Amb. Sulunteh met with the Transport or Labor Minister of Nigeria? Will that be “impersonation”, since he (Former Amb. Sulunteh) served in those positions before being appointed Ambassador? Let’s get serious here. If anything, Former Amb. Sulunteh Sulunteh should be commended for any contacts he made or attempts to make on behalf of Liberia. After all, he is a Liberian seeking higher office and he has every right to advocate for Liberia at his own time and resources. To characterize his efforts as “impersonation” is not only unfair, but a misunderstanding of how international and bilateral relationships work.

  3. Sulunteh is dismissing the facts as usual.

    Sulunteh need to let us know which visa is he traveling on that permitted him to leave Liberia, enter the US, attend a program in Canada, then return back to US for a book signing.

    After Ngafuan’s resignation as forign minister, our organization in Chicago wrote Ngafuan an invitation letter in other to uptain visa from the US embassy. Can the same be said about Sulunteh?

    • Why is it that the likes of you always express your opinions under FAKE NAMES? What are you afraid of? Who in the world is “Garcon”? Only one lacking intellectual contributions to intellectual topics can hide behind FAKE name.

  4. While our presence will intimidate our opponents, who would use every means to blackmail us ranging from campaign that we are Canadian citizens to impersonating an ambassador, we are unmoved by those surrogates, who are mere platitudes of deceit

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