The Monrovia Consolidated School System Teachers Association has respectfully called on the political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman, to apologize to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for what they termed as an “insult” to the Liberian leader.
The group said the leader of MPC has failed to recognize Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the sitting President of Liberia by making derogatory statements to the President.
“We are calling on the political leader of the (MPC), Simeon Freeman to kindly apologize to our President for using the media to call the Liberian leader the most irresponsible leader Liberia has ever produced and the most corrupt leader in the history of the presidency of Liberia.”
Speaking to the Daily Observer on Monday, February 10, the general secretary of the MCSSTA, Samuel M. Nyanuh, said the words of Simeon Freeman were a gross disrespect to the presidency and citizens of Liberia.
Mr. Nyanuh wondered what precedent the MPC political leader was setting as a politician, describing the statement made by Simeon Freeman as unfortunate and not to be taken into consideration.
According to him, this is not only an insult to the President, but the entire citizenry of Liberia because only irresponsible people can elect an irresponsible person as leader.
Mr. Nyanuh said the political leader must have made an error and hopes that Simeon Freeman would eventually see reason and sincerely apologize to President Sirleaf.
It may be recalled on Monday February 3, that the MPC’s political leader, Simeon Freeman, reacting to the president’s annual message, described the Liberian leader as the most irresponsible and corrupt leader Liberia had ever produced.
Mr. Freeman said the Liberian leader made many unfulfilled promises to the citizens including electricity, the creation of 20,000 jobs, and many other plans he said had failed over the last eight years.
He also use the medium to call on President Sirleaf to recommit herself to the Liberian people and reason to live by the promises she made.