Statement by Ambassador Geraldine Bass-Golokeh

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MONROVIA, March 11, 2021: On Monday March 9, 2021, my attention was drawn to information released by Talk Show Host Mr. Henry P. Costa, regarding my permanent recall as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Liberia to the Republic of France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.

While it’s true that I was recalled by the Government of Liberia on February 26, 2021, I would like to inform you that I have absolutely no connection to Mr. Henry P. Costa and his published information, most of which is a fabrication and misrepresentation of the facts. Mr. Costa mentioned the alleged detention of the First Lady Madam Clar M. Weah for 48 hours at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and my having to leave Liberia to release her. These are false claims. I have had absolutely no contact with Mr. Henry P. Costa.

As you are aware, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, the Constitution provides that I work at the will and pleasure of the President of the Republic of Liberia. Having served my country as a diplomat for over two decades, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in country and abroad, for their support.

I extend profound thanks and appreciation to His Excellency President George Manneh Weah, for the accorded opportunity to serve my country and his administration.

Signed:

Geraldine Bass-Golokeh
AMBASSADOR

5 COMMENTS

  1. I too listened to that commentary and I must admit I don’t recall Mr. Costa specifically saying that he had contact with you but rather through his sources…

    In the end, the optics is still there. Thank you for your service.

    • If that Portuguese fugitive Henry Costa and his sources were knowledgeable of THE FACT THAT THIS LIBERIAN PRESIDENCY ENJOYS ONE OF THE BEST PERSONAL RELATIONS WITH FRANCE THAN ANY OTHER LIBERIAN PRESIDENCY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, or were that fugitive and his so called sources cognizant of The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and Optional Protocols, not to talk about THE IMMUNITY FROM JURISDICTION A FIRST LADY ENJOYS ANYWHERE ON EARTH viz international law and diplomacy, neither that Portuguese fugitive Henry Costa nor his so called sources would have ranted such rubbish.

      In other words, even if a given two countries are undergoing A HOT, A TEPID, OR A FLAT, FOREIGN POLICY RELATIONSHIP, the international law principles and diplomatic practices of the inviolability of the persons, property, and premises (IMMUNITY FROM JURISDICTION), of sovereign public officials, REMAINS AND REIGNS SUPREME, especially viz such sovereign VIPS AS THE FIRST LADY, ETC.ETC!

      And this is why even when those corrupt rascals at the UN wanted Ghana to arrest then President Charles Ghankay Taylor in Ghana, Ghana, by all implications, told the UN that that indictment against a sovereign President was only good for the toilet.

      This is also why with all those so called sanctions or arrest warrants by the US and their allies against the likes of Omar Bashar, Bobby Mugabe, the Kenyan Presidency (Pres Kenyatta, and VP Rutto) were rendered totally ineffective, lackadaisical, and reckless, hence treated as trash!

  2. Madame Costa did not say he had contact with you. He said his source, moreover you are not denying the fact about the first lady madame Clar Weah being detained.
    We know you won’t admit that your were fired because madame first lady complained about you to her husband president George Weah.

    • Charlatan or not, the fact is obvious that this article, written by the former ambassador herself is a rebuttal to Mr. Costa. I do not subscribe to all of his beliefs, in fact I find him to be loud and self centered but you cannot dismiss his audience. The same people who are quick to dismiss his and others like him are the same ones that continue to build up his base. I can call Sean Hannity a charlatan or whack job all I want; hell look at Rush Limbaugh and the following he built up. You dismiss what you don’t agree with without giving a productive counterargument to support your opinion. Charlatan or not do you want to see him be the Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity of Liberia?

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