Former VP Boakai clarifies
Former Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai has refuted allegation from the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) that the opposition community is planning to assassinate President George Weah.
Former VP Boakai, who is also the standard bearer of the Unity Party (UP), in his statement last Thursday at the ceremony which marked the signing of the ‘Statement of Commitment’ by the four collaborating opposition political parties held at the UP headquarters in Monrovia, stated that the opposition community consisting of the Unity Party (UP), Liberty Party (LP), Alternative National Congress (ANC) and the All Liberian Party (ALP) have no desire to assassinate the President as stated by the Party Chairman Mulbah Morlu in a recent Press conference.
In a recent press conference organized by Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), the ruling party’s National Chairman Morlu accused the opposition of planning to assassinate President Weah.
Based on this accusation, Mr. Boakai said, the opposition community detests all recent incendiary comment and false accusations made against them, adding that, “No one in the opposition Parties have desire to assassinate or harm any national leader. Any such claims are ludicrous, dangerous and reprehensible,” he said.
According to him, Liberia and Liberians face daunting challenges and multifarious problems not least are concerns about the excruciating level of hardship and the reported unchecked waves of public corruption across government and the freedom of the press; “On there we owe no apology, we have no interest in seeing Liberians suffer again because we are agents of peace, unity, reconciliation and our parties, sympathizers, members and supporters are positive agents of transformation not violence or crime.
He also disclosed that the opposition community wants businesses thrive again, children to attend schools without hesitation, demand quality education for youth, women and girls and a society free of gender based violence.
“We want agriculture to thrive and to feed ourselves, want industries to flourish but these cannot be achieved in anarchy or state orchestrated violence and amid false hood and mediocrity,” Hon. Boakai said.
Buttressing the former VP’s remarks, the Liberty Party (LP) standard bearer Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine also refuted the assassination claim and said that members of the opposition parties are peace loving and change makers who are not involved in violence as stated by CDC National Chairman.
“I have been into politics and contested the past three (3) elections with the intention of becoming President of Liberia, unfortunately I didn’t win any of those elections. I took my case to the Supreme court to address my problems but I have never gotten engage in violence, neither did I encourage my supporters to get involve in situations that will interrupt our peace.
“None of us are prone to violence so we are not and will never be,” Cllr. Brumskine said.
He stated that politics must be about meeting the aspirations of the people and not to criticize the opposition parties.