“I Will End Corruption In Liberia” – LP Standard Bearer Brumskine

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Cllr. Brumskine: making promises of a corruption free society, free education, support for the elderly and more

Liberty Party standard bearer Charles W. Brumskine has promised, if he is elected President, to end corruption, a feat also promised by the “Iron Lady”,  his would be predecessor, which overwhelmed and hobbled her throughout the twelve years of her presidency and also blighted the regimes of others before her.

Speaking to the citizens of Nimba in Ganta on September 22, 2017, during his campaign rally, he vowed to cut the salaries of his top government officials, including his and his vice standard bearer’s.

“I will end corruption and bring the money back to you people for development,” he said. “Me and my vice president will cut our salaries by 30 percent and also reduce the salaries of the lawmakers and top government officials.”

However, Brumskine did not provide any details or explain how he intends to implement the complicated processes of salary reductions across the three branches of government neither did he explain how he will go about ending the deeply entrenched, widespread corruption that has plagued every sector of government and the entire society and historically kept the nation underwater in growth and development compared to its neighbors. Brumskine was also quiet on the timeline in which he expects to deliver on his promises should he become the next President of a nation craving for those deliverables.

Cllr. Brumskime, who said he was excited with his campaign turnout in Ganta, was also strident in his promises to take care of senior citizens, provide free education in all public schools and waive WAEC exam fees.

“As of next year, no Liberian elder or old folk will go to bed hungry,” he assured his supporters.

 

All government schools will be absolutely free and WAEC exam fees for all students will be provided by his government to enable underprivileged children to have access to high school certificates, Brumskine pledged.

“It is time to change Liberia and bring back opportunities for all who were or have been abandoned,” he declared.

“If you are a market women, it is time for you to move from the market (on the ground or a a makeshift table) to the shop; and if you are zogos, it is time you get your share of the government,” Mr. Brumskime reiterated.

He advised citizens not to vote for Vice President Boakai, because he said the VP is part of the system that the Liberty Party wants to change.

Explaining further, he said VP Boakai has not done anything for his county, Lofa, and the country, but yet he continues to argue that his position is just ceremonial. “But if VP Boakai felt like his advice in the Unity Party led government was not being listened to, why didn’t he resign?” he asked.

“When I was President Pro-Temp during the Taylor regime, I resigned because Liberian business people were marginalized and all the opportunities were given to foreigners. I hate corruption and I don’t want to see my people suffering,” he said.

Brumskine said Nimba County will have access to the president, if he and Mr. Harrison Karnwea win the election, urging the people of Liberia to vote for him.

Some LP partisans in a joyous mood.

Liberty Party has been holding a series of campaign rallies in Nimba, starting from Tappita through Saclepea, Bahn, Sanniquellie, Karnplay, and Ganta on September 22.

Brumskine weighed in on the clash between UP and CDC in Sanniquellie recently and warned Nimbaians not to vote for George Weah, because “it is not the type of change that we need in this country,” he said, citing the recent violent behavior of CDCians who disrupted the UP rally in Sanniquellie.

“George Weah has surrounded himself with violent people and we in this country, don’t want trouble anymore,” Brumskine cautioned.

4 COMMENTS

  1. BRUMSKINE CAN’T STOP CORRUPTION IN BASSA COUNTY HE WILL DO IT IN HO-LIBERIA? THESE INEXPERIENCED POLITICIANS BELIEVE THEY CAN MAKE “RECKLESS” STATEMENTS ABOUT THEIR INTENTIONS TO LEAD LIBERIA, REALIZE THE IMMATURITY OF SUCH STATEMENTS BY PUBLIC BACKLASH, THEN ATTEMPT TO COME BACK “ANEW” WITH SOME NEW LIES, PLATFORMS NOT INITIALLY A PART OF THEIR MISSION/GOALS FOR LEADING LIBERIA TO BETRAY OUR NATIVE, GULLIBLE, IGNORANT PEOPLE! AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSEHOLD, I STILL STAND WITH JOSEPH N. BOAKA FOR THE NEXT 6 YEARSI! ALUTA CONTINUA!!

  2. Brumskine say he will eat dumboy everyday, now he will end corruption. Ha, ha. Even Bigger countries that do well still have corruption. Brumskine must think he is God, that is what happens when you have an elitist trying to pretend. Third time is not a charm for you, please go sit down.

  3. The 2017 campaign is simply commonsense against 170 years of proven nonsense. Read the Bible: Matthew 12:33 “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.” Liberian politicians are not bad people; it’s the system that’s bad-stupid! Look, even the candidates know this. Our corrupt and broken system of representative democracy was designed by politicians specifically to enable the political elites to “get rich” at the expense of the people and the country. This purpose is the fuel for ritualistic killings and mansions built at home and abroad by politicians. WIth such a broken, deadly and corrupt system firmly in place, neither Brumskine, Boakai nor even Obama can end corruption in Liberia. Worse, Boakai and Brumskine are both practitioners and experts, experienced in ‘running’ the broken and corrupt beast! How can two fishes swimming in a dirty and contaminated ocean of corruption honestly claim they can get rid of the ocean in which they live by drinking it dry. It makes no sense. First things first! Change the corrupt system and it will produce a different result. Matthew 12:33 “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.” If the system is corrupt and the candidates know it, why isn’t one candidate talking about getting rid of the broken and corrupt system? Easy! Compare Brumskine’s salaries and benefits when he was senate president and Boakai’s salaries & benefits as Vice President to the salaries and benefits of their peers in the richest nation on Earth, United States of America. All these politicians can do is make empty promises until the people who vote for them decide to end corruption by terminating the corrupt system! Liberians need to believe in the people, not the politicians because democracy is about the people and their interests. And the people’s interest is the common good but the politicians’ interest (all 20 of them) is to get rich and keep the people poor. Liberia is doomed and we will never get a government of the people, by the people and for the people unless the people start believing in themselves and setting and voting for the people’s agenda, not the agenda of the politicians. The politician’s platform and agenda today is the same for the past 170 years; empty promises stuffed with their own interests of eating all the money all the time during all the days of their lives. Again, Matthew 12:33 “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.”

  4. If the (for – nothing talk talk) presidential debates were backed by written costed platforms, former senator and LP standard bearer, Counselor Brumskine would have been obliged to present his plan to “end corruption”, including the source of revenues to pay for it. Talk is cheap and the Liberian people have heard a lot too many: Put promises on paper!

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