President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed surprise at a FrontPage Africa publication reported to be a recent statement by Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai.
The publication attributed a statement to VP Boakai that there is “cordial-sour relationship” with President Sirleaf and her attitude towards the Unity Party (UP) as elections near.
But an Executive Mansion release issued yesterday dismissed the paper’s claim, noting that President Sirleaf and Vice President Boakai on Friday, February 24, met for nearly two hours at the Executive Mansion before the President departed for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
At the meeting, according to the release, President Sirleaf and VP Boakai together reviewed the status of the UP and suggested that appropriate actions needed to be taken to bring back the once celebrated unity of the party and the momentum required for political victory at the October polls.
“President Sirleaf is clear that it is not only money, but clear and well defined strategies that will lead to victory for the Vice President and the UP,” the release said.
Therefore, the release said, focus of some partisans on money cannot be the magic wand for getting votes.
The President meanwhile urged all with interest in the party to remain focused on the political goals ahead of the party and the Vice President.