‘No Divisive Politics in Liberia’

Says Dr. Boima Fahnbulleh

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By Ishmael F. Menkor

The newly elected political leader of the Liberian People Party (LPP), Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh, said there cannot be any divisive politics based on the perpetuated congo-indigenous divide.

He made the call while speaking at the party’s Third National Congress on Saturday, June 10, in Ganta, Nimba County.

He said the settlers who survived on breadfruit are not different from those who lived on farming in the interior.

Dr. Fahnbulleh said no one group is more elite than the other, adding, “If those who consider themselves country boys and congo meet at the casino or at the state house dividing money, nobody will ask their friend for their tribes.”

“We should be talking about the rights of Liberians to state house, rather than speaking sectional politics that bring about division.

“A sectional leader is one of the dangerous things to do. If you are a leader, you are representing the masses, not a section or a tribe,” he said.

Dr. Fahnbulleh, who was very strict in his deliberation, explained that separating the people as a leader is bad and that Liberia cannot be given to those he called celebrities, “because we want the people to be disciplined; and when the citizens are disciplined, the society will be built.”

Quoting the national anthem, he said, “Union strong success is sure and we cannot be strong in the absence of unity, so why should we speak divisive politics?”

He talked about building boarding schools across the country, where children “will share together” and be unified. “We will encourage unification among Liberians, where those from Cape Mount or any part of Liberia will be free to live and work in any part of Liberia.”

Dr. Fahnbulleh concluded, “If you do good, you do it for yourself and if you do bad, you do it for yourself.”

At the Third National Congress, LPP partisans also elected other corps of officers to steer the affairs of the party.

Those elected included Cllr. Joseph K. Jallah, chairman; Joseph Nyenetue Nagbe, co–chair of administration; Harry Moigbeh co–chair for operations; Jefferson Karmoh, secretary general.

Others included Morris Kollie, assistant secretary for political affairs; Sackor Mougnuemuetorh, assistant secretary for press and propaganda; and Mrs. Gmasnoh Mongar Harris, treasurer.

All of the officials, including the standard bearer, were elected on a white ballot, which critics said was rigged.

24 COMMENTS

  1. “We should be talking about the rights of Liberians to state house, rather than speaking sectional politics that bring about division” while we believe “Liberia cannot be given to celebrities,” as if celebrities are not just as Liberians as us, when those who are not celebrities (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, JEROME kookoyah, Morais Waylee etc. etc) are simply a disgrace and utter disappointment! Which discipline are you preaching? The one we see in you moving from door to door to put in power a disgrace as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, or the one we see in Jerome Korkoyah or LEGISLATOR Morais Waylee? Ronald Reagan was a celebrity. Hugo Chavez was a celebrity. wrongly discriminating against celebrities is the mother of all divisive or sectional politics, my friend!

  2. DR, H, BOIMA FAHNBULLEH WELCOME BACK TO THE POLITICAL SEEN.YOU ARE SAYING THE FACT BECAUSE NO LIBERIAN IS MORE LIBERIAN THAN ANOTHER.INFACT,WHO ARE THE CONGOS AND THE
    NATIVES IN LIBERIA.IF I AM NATIVE AND BORN A BOY OR GIRL CHILD THAN SEND SHE OR HE TO SCHOOL WITH OUT LEARNING THEIR MOTHER’S LANGUAGE BUT WELL EDUCATED IN THE US OR UK.
    HOW DO YOU CALL THOSE KIDS? CONGOS OR NATIVES.

    • Where has this Dr. Fahnbullah been, in refrence to your thread above, that welcome him back to the political scene? As truthful his statement of divisiveness maybe, that dose not exclude him of the problem in today Liberia. Lip services statements and the actual implications of action that make the different in people life are two diffrent side of the coin. Well it’s a political year so, ‘Politic as usual’, I guess!

  3. Congratulations Parisians of the LPP for the great selections of trusted people to stead the affairs of the party. especially the endorsement of Hon. Kanmoh as Secretary General, speaks volumes to the party tolerance and readiness to lead Liberia. bravo as Hon. Kanmoh is experience and mature in political administration.

  4. The entire Team for the Reelection of Hon. Kanmoh (Team Jeffo) says congratulations to the LPP Parisians for Selecting our CEO as Secretary General of the Party. ur elections add volumes to the Confidence we have in his ability to continue staring the affairs of our Dear County. Hon. Kanmoh election on the LPP will also add to the strength of the party here in sinoe and the southeastern region at large.

  5. What? After sleeping with the Sirleaf-Boakai cabal for twelve miserable years, this latter day Rip Van Winkle finally awakes with a vision? God bless the people of Liberia.

    • Ha, ha, you have made my day. Liberians will swallow anything when it is spoken by a PhD holder, but I rather sit down with a town chief than hear from this notorious sycophant. He better go talk to his sister and tell her to stop hanging on Ellen.

  6. Boima Fahnbulleh, I see with Mr. Zoedjallah: You contradict yourself when you claim “on one side of your mouth” that “We should be talking about the rights of Liberians to state house, rather than speaking sectional politics that bring about division”, but then at the other corner of your mouth you shout “Liberia cannot be given to celebrities, because we want the people to be disciplined.”

    The Liberian people are not children and so when you come with such a baseless, insulting, and arrogant, statement after you as National Security Adviser to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, you failed so miserably in disciplining her corrupt self and her cronies as that unprincipled Amos Sawyer.

    If YOU believe disciplining mature and responsible adults is a task for politicians, then why did you take offense in 2005 when Senator Weah in a response to BBC as to what would be his reaction if people like you were caught in corruption, and he said “I would discipline them.”?

    It is this behaviour of one like you which causes people to blame the progressives even when the progressives should not be blamed. INSTEAD OF GOING TO SAY MEANINGFUL THINGS, YOU WENT TO DIATRIBE CELEBRITIES for your selfish aims as you did in 2005 getting the whole country into this Ellen Johnson Sirleaf mess.

  7. Okay, I agree that some of the Americo_Liberians lived on breadfruit, but don’t get your history twisted. There was no equality. The indigenous people did not get the right to vote in Liberia until almost 100 years after independence and by that time most of the land was gone, owned by the Americos and the Methodist church, for JJ Roberts stole almost all the good land by that time. There was no equality then and Ellen is making sure by putting in her celebrity families that there is no equality now. And let me also tell you : “When you do good, it will follow you, when you do bad, it will follow you too.” The rope in the bush is coming to its end.

  8. Another Congua or one of the beneficiaries of the congua privileged will only be on top of the ticket or nobody else. Dr. Fahnbulleh, the congo-indigenous divide is real and let’s not pretend it don’t exist. Why you think Liberia has been ruled by the congo for the past 150 years? Why The Congo people are only 3% of the population, but yet owned 90% of the wealth? Why out 23 presidents in Liberia history, none indigenous has never been president out right?
    Don’t you think something is wrong with the fact that indigenous are 95%, but yet only congo people can be president. And don’t mention the transition from Taylor to Moses Bleh, because that was just the case where a privileged congo man in person of Charles Taylor doing what all congo people do – giving bread crumbs to their servants.
    Do us a favor, please go back to your privileged life and serve your master Ellen.

  9. People who don’t have the spines to put their names on what they post should be ashamed of themselves. Who is Lofa or Comfort?

  10. It is about time that we Liberians try to find the correct spelling for name of the freed slaves, who were resettled on the land, now called Liberia. They are often referred to or called Congo. I am of the view that this word should not be spelled as the same way as the name of the country in central Africa, called Congo. Perhaps it can be spelled as Congor.

  11. It’s just so sad. When people lost their sense of integrity, they become void, lost of substance, lost of meaning. Boimah Fahnbulleh is a tragic reminder of such individuals. The boisterous loud talking and flamboyant critics of almost every administration have become taciturn during the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf presidency. Is it that he saw no wrongs that she did? Is he completely satisfy with her performance? What resulted in his silence? According to one source, this is called double standard, deception at highest. Yet, he has the audacity to be President?

    Sir, you have presented yourself as unprincipled, as someone who cannot be trusted, as an opportunist. When such be the case, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that such person has to offer. How can an undisciplined person institute discipline, without being seen as a tyrant or despot.

    The Bible says out of the heart flows the issues that either corrupt or establishes a person as righteous or of integrity. I’m not trying to judge, but simple interpreting the script that is before me. Mr. Boimah Fahnbulleh, be honest with yourself and with the Liberian people, how do you want to be regarded? A critic who stands for principles, or an opportunist who go with the wind? Pardon me did I just said that?

  12. BOIMA FAHNBULLEH, INSTEAD OF ADVOCATING AND CAMPAIGNING FOR THE FOUNDATION OF FREEDOM, PEACE AND JUSTICE, VIS A VIS THE REALITY OF EQUAL AND INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF ALL, IRRESPECTIVE OF ROLE OR STATUS, IS VERY BUSY CAMPAIGNING FOR A SELECT MINORITY (THE ELITE) OF THE POPULATION AND FOOLISHLY BELIEVING PEOPLE WILL NOT DISCERN HIS NONESENSE AND UNDEMOCRATIC RHETORICS.

    AND WHAT IS VERY LAUGHABLE, HE BEING PROUD OF BEING “THE NEW LEADER” OF THE MORIBOUND LPP PLUNGING FAST INTO OBLIVION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOUNCH OF GREEDY PEOPLE. EVERYONE OF THEM WANT TO BE PRESIDENT AT THE SAME TIME!!!

    YOU GUYS BETTER JUST:

    (1) GANG-UP WITH DEW MAYSON´S NDC,

    (2) PUT UP SOMEONE FOR A SHOW IN THE OCTOBER 2017 ELECTIONS AND THEN

    (3) TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MISTAKES OR ABUSES OF THE NEXT GOVERNMENT AND PROBABLY OR MOST POSSIBLY WIN THE OCTOBER 2022 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, SINCE IN FACT, TRUTH, AND REALITY, YOU GYUS ARE ALSO NATURAL ALLIES OF THE PEOPLE, IN FACT, THEIR HITHERTO HEROES!!!”

  13. Since the contrary is, obviously, true, HBF’s “No Divisive Politics in Liberia” cannot be a “fact”. Instead, it may be a lament that a vision, goal, if you will, (“Union strong success is sure”) has not yet been realized after centuries. With no intention of giving excuses for someone who ably defended himself as a high schooler, his “celebrities” jab isn’t personal either… just politics.

    After all, he has been in the limelight forever, especially, between 1977 and 1980 when “radical” UL professors were the local “celebrities” or change – agents in the vanguard for multiparty political system. So one should judge the celebrity statement from the perspective that were LPP to make significant impact it must recapture the late 1970’s MOJA and PAL demography: the millennial electorate between the ages of 18 years and 35, a critical voting bloc this year.

    They helped the previously dismissed Labor Party of Jeremy Corbyn to surprise Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party in the just ended general elections in the UK. And for a HBF who commutes between there and Liberia, the development could’ve given him hope of a replay at home. That’s not wishful thinking, nonetheless, the “celebrity” factor could be a barrier, and any reasonable man in his position would think so. Lest I forget, HFB is a realist, not a “sycophant”.

  14. Fahnbullah has outlived his political usefulness and has no authority to lecture Liberians on any issues of relevance. What has been his role over the past 12 years serving as a so-called minister in the Sirleaf’s criminal empire? Fahnbulleh and his PPL are only living on past glory and cannot impact the political dispensation of Liberia any longer. The days of G. Baccus Matthews has come and gone and so, these so-called progressives of those days have failed and no longer relevant in Liberian politics.

  15. Needless to say that my comment was an analyzation in response to few comments, and not meant to be promotional, or a pronouncement from Deus himself, for that matter.

  16. My great and goo friend: S. Ggahyahforh Moses,

    You have all rights to your beliefs, opinions, and expressions, just as everybody, but one thing sums everything up could be said to be this from :

    Peter Kortuwah June 13, 2017 at 11:57 am
    “What? After sleeping with the Sirleaf-Boakai cabal for twelve miserable years, this latter day Rip Van Winkle finally awakes with a vision?”

  17. My good friend, Mr. ZoedJallah,

    I’m grateful for the reminder and elucidation.

    Perhaps, it is better to add that though LPP isn’t my preference for 2017, HBF has always been a polite, personable, and principled person even as an undergraduate. The guy cared for the marginalized everywhere before he could even write an error free essay, so to hear others imply that PhD gave him a platform, so to speak, is false.

    And I would be a false witness to sit supinely and say nothing; moreover, this is one of those times when silence suggests shameless cowardice.

  18. S. Gbahyahforh,

    That “HBF has always been a polite, personable, and principled person, and the guy cared for the marginalized everywhere”, so we WRONGLY thought as much then! For that:

    (1) “After sleeping with the Sirleaf-Boakai cabal for twelve miserable years”,

    (2) this very HBF prefers to dictate or pontificate his elitist choice FOR THE PEOPLE, even after:

    (3) the people have presented one of themselves as their very choice (Ambassador George Weah Senator of Montserrado County) during the past two elections and the ensuing, is:

    (4) sufficient evidence that HBF is simply:

    (5) another individual who masks his selfish wants behind deceptions. For:

    (6) One who truly “cares for the marginalized” shall always:

    (7) respect their RIGHTS TO THEIR CHOICE, and never castigate, prejudice, or discriminate, against THEIR RIGHTS TO THEIR CHOICE even if he or she disagrees with their decision concerning their choice for national political leadership. Hence:
    (8) “After sleeping with the Sirleaf-Boakai cabal for twelve miserable years” and come with such impudence of pontificating that “the rights of Liberians to state house,” is the divine rights of him and his fellow elites, and not the rights of the masses, makes manifest that:
    (9) H. Boima Fahnbulleh Jr. is simply inter alia another power-money-seeking hypocrite who hides his medieval, dictatorial, undemocratic, selfish, and elitist, mind-set behind his RHETORICS SANWISHED IN FALSEHOODS!

  19. Frankly, brother Kandajaba, I stand by those statements.

    A legitimate criticism of the LPP nominee should have been the CoC, especially, pertaining to the resignation of public officials interested in participating in the 2017 elections. Hence, the fact that commenters avoided that underbelly to engage in an orgy of persecution got my goat.

    And, unlike you who would, at least, provide reasons – right or wrong – for your position on a story or a person, the tendency of many is to just commend or condemn without saying why It defeats the purpose of engaging the hot burning issues facing our nation: which is to understand, dialogue, and find solutions

    With no intention of sliding into the slippery slope of revisionist history; as a national security professional, I believe that if we had the technology and social networking platform in 1978, there wouldn’t have been a 1980 coup, and the resulting civil war.

    I

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