Opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has described as “pretentious and not trusted,” recent apology made by Senatorial aspirant Robert Sirleaf, when he appeared on a local radio morning show on November 20.
The local media had aired remarks made by Robert in which he vowed to brutalize Liberians who will protest against him and make them “bleed till their stomachs come out of their stomachs.” He made these assertions early this month, at an Ebola awareness event in the Red Hill Field Community in Virginia, outside Monrovia.
At a news conference in Monrovia over the weekend, CDC’s National Campaign Steering Committee describes Robert’s apologies as a work of deception, adding, Robert wants to divert attention from his campaign routines that is traditionally accompanied by more gun-toting members of the police than members of the public.”
Robert’s apology is pretentious and deceitful, CDC vice chairman for Operations, Mulbah Morlu, said.
CDC believes that his apology is a “smoke screen that must be cautiously studied owing to the Sirleafs’ punctuated history, which is replete with continuous disregard for the sanctity of human life and remains insensitive to the struggles and sufferings of Liberians, especially residents of Monrovia.”
The party maintained that it holds firm to the belief that Robert’s threat to burst open the stomachs of residents of Monrovia and make them 'bleed like Ebola patients' is a threat from the seat of power.
“The chilled feelings of uncertainties being generated by this threat to life make ludicrous the Sirleafs’ expectations that [Robert’s] one-line apology would instantly alleviate the fears and insecurities entrenched in his well-pronounced campaign agenda against the young men and women of Monrovia,” CDC vice chairman for Operations stated.
Morlu said his party distrusts Robert’s apology, especially when there is evidence that several school-age children were allegedly beaten and brutalized, before being allegedly hustled onto a police pick-up and only released later to nurse their sustained injuries without remorse.
CDC believes the Special Senatorial Election throughout the country will be about the patriotic history, professional achievements, moral integrity, and humanitarian records of all candidates, “led by Amb. George Weah's 25-year selfless service to Liberians at home and abroad; versus candidates of the failed system, led by a pseudo-humanitarian whose consistent advice to his mother and President, and his misgoverning of the national wealth which created the mess the CDC is on a mission to cleanup.”