Reflections on the Just Ended Senatorial Elections and Referendum

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The specter of violence rearing its ugly head during the elections as it did during the pre-electoral period simply fizzled out as Liberians trooped peacefully to the polls to cast their votes.

Prior to the December 8 vote, there had been fears that the elections would have been characterized by violence in view of the recent violent incidents in Grand Cape Mount County.

The convoy of vehicles carrying CPP senatorial contestant Simeon Taylor was allegedly attacked by CDC supporters and set ablaze.

Before then, there had been a spate of violent attacks mounted against opposition politicians by supporters of the CDC, beginning from the attack on opposition candidate Cornelia Kruah Togba in District 13 in 2018, Telia Urey in the 2019 District 17 elections, and the stoning of opposition politicians Alexander Cummings and Representative Yekeh Kolubah in Zwedru.

Those violent attacks had succeeded in conveying a distinct message that anyone or party opposing the CDC should expect to be treated in similar fashion. And this was clearly demonstrated in Grand Cape Mount County just a day or two prior to the December 8 elections.

Perhaps such violent tactics were aimed at intimidating the opposition in order to discourage challenges to the CDC dominance of the country’s political landscape.

And to ensure sweeping victory at the polls, no stone was left unturned. CDC officials, including Montserrado County senatorial aspirant Thomas Fallah, were seen at various places around Monrovia distributing wads of cash (LD$500 banknotes) to potential voters.

Finance Minister Tweah, according to eyewitness accounts, was seen on 18th Street on the morning of December 8, distributing US dollars to supporters to go out and vote for the CDC.  

Despite the challenges, and there were many, the vote went peacefully. For example, Poll workers recruited by NEC on a non-contractual basis were forced to spend virtually the entire day at the various polling centers without being fed, quite unlike previous past elections.

According to some poll workers (identities withheld) spoken to, NEC had recruited them with mere promises to pay, absent any contract binding NEC to pay them following rendition of their services.

At some polling centers, for example, polling workers were using nails with stones as hammers, rather than perforators to punch holes into voters’ ID cards, following the vote. Additionally, many voters reported that the indelible ink used could be easily washed off with a chlorine solution.

Voters were also turned away because their names did not appear on the Final Registration Roll (FRR). One of such voters was popular Liberian Reggae musician Rabbie Nasrallah, commonly known as Nasseman.

He and his fiancée were both turned away at the CDB King polling center on Camp Johnson Road and Benson Street, where they had, in previous elections, cast their votes. Polling staff had insisted that he referred the matter to NEC for solution.

According to Nasseman, he was encouraged by friends to access the NEC website and enter his voting ID number. He did and his name popped up. He then returned to the polling center and displayed what he had obtained. Only then was he allowed to vote.

Reports now coming from the counties point to serious shortcomings on the part of NEC. Its Chairperson Davidetta Browne Lansanah admits that in some areas there were no polling staff. In other areas the wrong ballots were sent, thus denying people there the right to vote.

Madame Lansanah has told journalists that those denied will be allowed to vote later before the official vote-count period expires. Whether this is in keeping with law is unclear. But it draws into question the ability and competence of the entire NEC Board of Commissioners.

Prior to the election of President Weah, Liberia had experienced 2 successful Presidential elections back to back and several by-elections, which should have provided sufficient lessons learnt as well as guidance on how to conduct well-planned successful elections.

From the outset, its Chairperson began with missteps, some of which were deliberate and in contravention of the law such as flouting PPCC regulations concerning the procurement of election materials and, against sound advice, drastically reducing the budget from US$17 million to US$13 million.

Clearly, the elections were grossly underfunded according to elections expert and former elections Commissioner Jonathan Weedor, now of the Center for Democratic Elections (CEDEM).

Prior to the elections, he had told the Daily Observer that he had warned that underfunding of the elections budget by the NEC Chairperson would have adverse consequences for the successful conduct of the elections. But such ideas were of no import, it appears, to the NEC Chairperson.

In a way, she appeared to have surrendered her authority to Minister of State, Nathaniel McGill, who took to the airwaves to declare that the referendum would go ahead despite the stay-order placed by the Supreme Court.

Legal analysts say although Commissioners Teplah Reeves and Boakai Dukuly are both lawyers, yet they failed to see the transgressions of the law inherent to the referendum plan.

Additionally, there was no official Gazette published to reflect this change as required by the Constitution.

“Where is the Gazette,” was the question posed by Darius Dillon on a local radio talk-show to Attorney-at-law Urias Goll, who had called in to support the position taken by Minister McGill to go ahead with the referendum.

Attorney Goll, a coordinator of the Rep. Thomas P. Fallah senatorial campaign team, apparently caught flat-footed, finally blurted out, “I don’t know”.

But, according to observers, such is the deceit and hypocrisy of President Weah’s officials who have, without doubt, told him tissues of lies which are now beginning to unravel.

The solemn pledge to achieve victory in Montserrado appears to have been dented by Dillon’s lead in the vote count. The massive spending of cash in Montserrado and probably elsewhere, have clearly not achieve the desired objectives.

Now as to whether these outcomes spell a death-knell for the CDC at the 2023 polls remains uncertain. What is certain is that things are no longer what they used to be.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Liberians and Friends of Liberia,

    To assist Mr. George Manneh Weah get off his hands and take control and actual management of the his CDC-led Government and that is if there is anything good left of Mr. Manneh Weah and his CDC-led Government, he is advised to swiftly undertake and ensure recommendations:

    1. Return to his socio-political and economic table and immediate terminate Samuel D. Tweah as Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development for publicly and intentionally deceiving and misleading Mr. Manneh Weah and his Government and forthwith subject him to investigation for financial, economic and other Crimes he might have allegedly committed in the name of CDC and Mr. Weah;

    2. Proceed and immediately discharge Nathaniel F. McGill as Liberia’s Minister of State for Presidential Affairs for knowingly and intentionally misleading and deceiving Mr. Manneh Weah and his CDC-led Government by designating Mr. Weah that he is and has been the BEST President Liberia has ever produced and subject him to indictment and prosecution for having reportedly committed Financial, Economic and other Crimes he might have purportedly committed against Liberia in the name of CDC and Mr. Weah;

    3. Forthwith proceed and immediately terminate Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, Liberia’s Minister of Justice & Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia for knowingly and intentionally deceiving and misleading Mr. Manneh Weah by publicly coming to the people of Liberia and reading an Autopsy Report that failed to coherently and unequivocally state the cause and time of death of Albert Peters, Gifty Lama, George Fahnboto, and Emmanuel B. Nyesuwa targeted and murdered under mysterious and unexplained circumstance, knowing fully well that his interpretation and application of our Criminal Law remains suspect and not narrowly to how and who murdered the Auditors;

    4. Effective immediately terminate Bill Tweaway as Managing Director of the National Port Authority for his deceptive and misleading role in clearly not stating the economic downfall of Liberia and residents and have him surrender and report to the Ministry of Justice for Economic, Financial and other crimes he might committed against Liberia and in the name of CDC and Mr. Manneh Weah;

    5. Swiftly Terminate Mr. J. Aloysius Tarlue,Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia for his ineptitude and incompetence in running the Central Bank of Liberia and have him replaced with a more qualified, capable, competent and skilled Liberian, as well have him investigated by the Ministry of Justice for any economic and financial crimes he might have committed against Liberia and its people;

    6. Forthwith terminate Jefferson F. Koijee as the Lord Mayor of the City Corporation of Monrovia and replace him with a capable and more mature and competent Liberian and have him investigated by the Ministry of Justice to determine his role in separate and countless distinct attacks and street violence in Liberia.

    7. Surrender and have Mr. Milton G. Findley, Liberia’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs to report to the Ministry of Justice to state his role in the overt and public sale of Liberia’s diplomatic passports out to known and unknown characters and for subjecting Liberia and its people to national and international security risks;

    8. Effective immediately, appoint and set-up a National Assets Recovery Commission (NARC) separate and distinct from the management and control of Liberia’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General to help target and swiftly investigate and independently prosecute all financial and economic crimes in Liberia; And

    9. Immediately order Liberia’s new Minister of Justice & Attorney General to review and investigate all audit reports conducted as to the whereabouts of Liberia’s revenues and resources before and during the Government of Mrs.Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; particularly as they relate the crimes of Economic Sabotage, Property Theft, Capital Flight, Money Laundering and what have you with immediate effect.

    10. Effective immediately, work with the House and Senate to enact in to law a National Judicial Conference (NJC) to monitor, supervise and watch the independent and reliable function of the Courts of Liberia as it relates establishing and maintaining a fair, clear, forceful and independent Judiciary in Liberia;

    The foregoing national suggestions and recommendations need to be swiftly implemented and binding throughout the Republic, commencing January 2, 2021.

    The foregoing recommendations and policy change, are helpful to Mr. Manneh Weah and his Government.

    Looking from where I sit, Liberia and the people of Liberia are overburdened and fed-up with Mr. Manneh Weah and his CDC-led Government mold of leadership and governance.

    WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY, THANK the people of Liberia for holding a peaceful elections.

    • Frederick Jayweh, unlike you notorious for exhibiting madness, here infra is one of the many demonstrations of excellence in sovereign governance on the part of His Excellency President George Forky Klon Jlaleh Gbah Ku GbehTarpeh Manneh Weah

      Lennart Dodoo Last updated Nov 9, 2020 FRONTPAGEAFRICA

      New Millennium Challenge Compact Scorecard Shows Improvement in Rule of Law in Liberia

      MONROVIA – Liberia has made improvements in the ensuring rule of law and gender in economy, according to the new Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) scorecard expected to be released on Monday.

      The MCC Compacts are based on the principle that the U.S. assistance is more effective in countries that have adopted policies promoting an environment for economic growth and poverty reduction. Every year, MCC publishes scorecards for all candidate countries, including countries such as Liberia with already signed, ongoing compacts. The scorecard assesses performance in three policy categories: ruling justly, investing in people, and encouraging economic freedom.

      The Chargée d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Monrovia, Alyson Grunder, in a communication to President Weah obtained by FrontPageAfrica informed the President

      In a November 6, 2020 communication from the Alyson Grunder, Chargée d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Monrovia to President George Manneh Weah, informing the Liberian leader of the Liberia’s “improved standing on the scorecard and applaud the work of the government’s MCC Eligibility Team Steering Committee to strengthen the flow of data to the scorecard indicator institutions. We encourage your government to redouble its efforts to concretely address the policy areas the indicators measure and look forward to improvements being reflected in stronger performances by Liberia on future MCC scorecards.”

      This year, Liberia came close to the attaining the pass mark by passing nine of the 20 indicators compared to passing only eight last year. Countries are required to pass at least 10 of the indicators.

      Newly passed indicators include Gender in Economy, which improved from 50th percentile to the 81st percentile and Rule of Law which also improved from 50th percentile to 52nd percentile.

      Liberia, however, failed the Immunization Rate indicator, which declined from the 54th percentile to the 35th percentile.

      “We appreciate Liberia’s improved standing on the scorecard and applaud the work of the government’s MCC’s Eligibility Team Steering Committee to strengthen the flow of data to scorecard indicator institutions. We encourage your government to redouble its efforts to concretely address the policy areas the indicators measure and look forward to improvements being reflected in stronger performances by Liberia on future MCC scorecards.”

      – Alyson Grunder, Chargée d’Affaires, a.i.
      Previous Performance

      Liberia for the first time since 2009 fell sharply on the annual assessment of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

      Liberia fell slightly below the borderline regarding corruption, while scoring low on civil liberties and political rights, scoring 38 percent on Fiscal Policy, 23.5 percent on Inflation, 40 percent on Regulatory Quality, 28 percent on Trade policy and 31 percent on Government’s effectiveness.

      The country also scored 50 on rule of law, 50 percent on Gender in the economy, 35 percent on Land Rights and Access, 24 percent on Primary Education Expenditures, 21 percent on Natural Resources Protection, 17 percent on Girls Primary Education Completion Rate and 42 percent on child health.

      The country also did not fare well on health expenditure, with a borderline score of 52 percent. Access to credit score was at 53 percent, Immunization Rates at 54 percent and an impressive 64 percent on business start-up.

      The MCC scorecards are a key component in the MCC’s annual competitive selection process that determines which countries are eligible to develop compacts – grant investments that last 5-years. The scorecard indicators can also be used by businesses, investors, and the private sector to inform investment decisions and better understand the operating environment in a specific country.

      In 2016, Liberia received a grant of US$257 million from the United States through the MCC to enhance its electricity and road projects. A total of 85% of Compact funds have been committed in contracts, while 73% of total compact budget has been disbursed. Total Compact about $256.7 million. The five-year compact is already into its halfway stage and intends to impact an estimated half a million Liberians before ending in 2021.

      Some of the achievements of the MCC Compact in Liberia include the completion of the Mount Coffee Hydropower Project; increased reliability and access to electricity; a trained and skilled energy workforce and stronger management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation; completion of a five-kilometer raw water pipeline from the Mount Coffee Hydropower Project to White Plains; establishment of the Liberia Energy Regulatory Commission; and creation of systems to more effectively managed the maintenance of Liberia’s roads.

      Cautioned in 2018

      In June this year, Jonathan Nash, the Chief Operating officer of MCC visited Liberia, held several meetings with top government officials and stressed the need for the government to successfully implement its part of the current compact and at the same time focus on maintaining its grades on the scorecard.

      Mr. Nash also emphasized that if Liberia must regain another compact it must first perform on the upcoming scorecard.

      Said Nash while in Monrovia in June 2018: “To obtain a second compact, the board looks at the extent at which a country was able to deliver and have a high-quality implementation of the first compact. The board generally looks for improved performance on the scorecard over time as well. I’m here to engage with President Weah and his administration to review the progress that has been made to date and to take a look ahead at the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the completion of the particular compact.”

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  2. M. False Nationalist,

    Should Mr. George Manneh Weah, neglect, refuse and fail to uphold the foregoing come 2023, the people of Liberia will run certainly him and his CDC-led Government from power to prison.

    To assist Mr. George Manneh Weah get off his hands and take control and actual management of the his CDC-led Government and that is if there is anything good left of Mr. Manneh Weah and his CDC-led Government, he is advised to swiftly undertake and ensure the foregoing recommendations:

    1. Return to his socio-political and economic table and immediate terminate Samuel D. Tweah as Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development for publicly and intentionally deceiving and misleading Mr. Manneh Weah and his Government and forthwith subject him to investigation for financial, economic and other Crimes he might have committed in the name of CDC and Mr. Weah;

    2. Proceed and immediately discharge Nathaniel F. McGill as Liberia’s Minister of State for Presidential Affairs for knowingly and intentionally misleading and deceiving Mr. Manneh Weah and his CDC-led Government by designating Mr. Weah and saying that he is and has been the BEST President Liberia has ever produced and swiftly subject him to indictment and prosecution for having reportedly committed Financial, Economic and other Crimes he might have committed against Liberia in the name of CDC and Mr. George Manneh Weah;

    3. Forthwith proceed and immediately terminate Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, Liberia’s Minister of Justice & Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia for knowingly and intentionally deceiving and misleading Mr. Manneh Weah by publicly coming to the people of Liberia and reading out an Autopsy Report that he knows failed to coherently and unequivocally state the cause and time of death of Albert Peters, Gifty Lama, George Fahnboto, and Emmanuel B. Nyesuwa targeted and murdered under mysterious and unexplained circumstance, Cllr. Dean, knowing fully well that his interpretation and application of our Criminal and Criminal Procedure Laws remains suspect and not narrowly tailored to how and who murdered the Auditors;

    4. Effective immediately terminate Bill Tweaway as Managing Director of the National Port Authority for his deceptive and misleading role in clearly not stating the economic downfall of Liberia and residents and swiftly have him surrender and report to the Ministry of Justice for Economic, Financial and other crimes he might have committed against Liberia and in the name of CDC and Mr. Manneh Weah;

    5. Swiftly Terminate Mr. J. Aloysius Tarlue,Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia for his ineptitude and incompetence in running the Central Bank of Liberia and have him replaced with a more qualified, capable, competent and skilled Liberian, as well have him investigated by the Ministry of Justice for any economic and financial and other crimes he might have committed against Liberia and its people in the name of Mr. Weah;

    6. Forthwith terminate Jefferson F. Koijee as the Lord Mayor of the City Corporation of Monrovia and replace him with a capable and more mature and competent Liberian and have him investigated by the Ministry of Justice to determine his role in separate and countless distinct attacks and street violence in Liberia.

    7. Surrender and have Mr. Milton G. Findley, Liberia’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs to report to the Ministry of Justice to state his role in the overt and public sale of Liberia’s diplomatic passports out to known and unknown characters and for subjecting Liberia and its people to national and international security risks;

    8. Effective immediately, appoint and set-up a National Assets Recovery Commission (NARC) separate and distinct from the management and control of Liberia’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General to help target and swiftly investigate and independently prosecute all financial and economic crimes in Liberia; And

    9. Immediately order Liberia’s new Minister of Justice & Attorney General to review and investigate all audit reports conducted as to the whereabouts of Liberia’s revenues and resources before and during the Government of Mrs.Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; particularly as they relate to the crimes of Economic Sabotage, Property Theft, Capital Flight, Money Laundering and what have you with immediate effect.

    10. Effective immediately, work with the House and Senate to enact into law a National Judicial Conference (NJC) to monitor, supervise and watch the independent and reliable function of the Courts of Liberia as it relates to establishing and maintaining a fair, clear, forceful and independent Judiciary in Liberia;

    The foregoing national suggestions and recommendations need to be swiftly implemented and made binding throughout the Republic, commencing January 2, 2021.

    The foregoing recommendations and policy change, are helpful to Mr. Manneh Weah and his Government.

    Looking from where I sit, Liberia and the people of Liberia are overburdened and fed-up with Mr. Manneh Weah and his CDC-led Government and his mold of leadership and governance.

    WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY, THANK the people of Liberia for holding a peaceful election on Dec 8, 2020..

  3. For a Frederick Jayweh who is actually a nobody, displaying madness, we must proffer this intellectual therapy which may help you get cured of your madness and probably begin to behave as one with rationality, and human reasoning powers who has assimilated that His Excellency God Sent President Dr. George Forky Klon Jlaleh Gbah Ku GbehTarpeh Manneh Weah and his CDC top the best PHENOMENA which have happened to Liberian governance since those who came here were embraced by those who returned to base in the 1800s!

    HERE INFRA IS THE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE AND PROOF BEYOND ALL REASONABLE DOUBT! AND THIS IS WHY THE LIBERIAN PEOPLE HAVE RESOLVED TO HAVE HIM AS THEIR LEADER FOR TWO CONSECUATIVE TERMS WHICH BEGAN IN JANUARY 2018 CONSTITUTIONALLY AND TRADITIONALLY SET FOR TWELVE UNBROKEN YEARS.

    Liberia: Liberia Less Corrupt Under Weah-led Government

    Lennart Dodoo Last updated Aug 25, 2020 FRONTPAGEAFRICA

    The comparison concluded 14 percent of respondents in 2019 held the belief that corruption has decreased compared to 6 percent in 2015. The corruption perception index among officials of government stood at 70 percent in 2015 but dropped to 49 percent in 2019.
    MONROVIA – The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has drawn up a comparison from data attained from Transparency International’s 10th Global Corruption Barometer capturing the corruption index of 2019 which shows that corruption in Liberia was minimized in 2019 compared to its soaring heights in 2015 when Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was President.

    According to the report which can be found at THE WEBSITE OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL

    overall bribery rate under the Sirleaf’s regime was at 69 percent compared to 53 percent under George Weah’s leadership.

    Has corruption increased rate under the CDC-led government in 2019 was at 47 percent compared to the 73 percent in 2015 under the Unity Party.

    Transparency International further concluded that only 6 percent of respondents in 2015 believed that corruption had decreased while 14 percent of respondents in 2019 held the belief that corruption has decreased.

  4. Mr. False Nationalist,

    Dr., Dr. and Dr. George Manned Weah, (Ph.D), (Th.D.), (D.D) and (M.Div.), has the responsibility to choose to reflect, respect and uphold the 10-Count Recommendations submitted and published by us or he may continue to accept, honor and implement the trash that you and others like you write daily. The Ball, squarely lies and kept in his court. The results of December 8, 2020 Election, clearly measures and remains the prime indicator and reflection as to what awaits Mr. George Manneh Weah and his CDC-led Government in 2023.

    Come 2023, CPP and Rainbow Coalition representing the people of Liberia will certainly run Mr. Manneh Weah and his CDC-led Government out office and to prison. When the results of the 2023 Presidential and Representative Elections are being called, Samuel D. Tweah, National F. McGill, Bill Tweahway, Jefferson T. Koijee and those that have consistently LIED AND MISLED Dr., Dr, and Dr. George Manneh Weah will will quickly and deceivably flee Liberia and the company of George Manneh Weah and his household.

    Should George Manneh Weah refuse and fail to listen and swiftly implement the 10-count Recommendations, come 2023, he George Manneh Weah, will accordingly suffer the same deceit and betrayal that the Late President Samuel K. Doe, suffered when key Ministers in his Government fled Liberia and left him and his family to answer to how he governed and led Liberia.

    The people of Liberia have spoken and so Mr. George Manneh Weah must listen.

    As it stands, out of the 15 counties of Liberia, Mr. Weah and his Government may rarely win 3 counties.

    CERTAINLY, OUR PEOPLE, THE LIBERIAN PEOPLE, ARE FED-UP WITH THE LIES.

    • Frederick Jayweh if even political neophytes will laugh away YOUR APOLITICAL RANTS AND POOR REASONING drenched in idiocy and ignorance supra, you clown to expect any seasoned politician or astute academic reaching conclusions based on such epistemological political principles as RELIABILISM,COHERENTISM, AND CONTEXTUALISM, ETC.ETC.to ever notice your infantile rants!

      Frederick Jayweh the fact that

      (1)you are expected to make analogical or deductive assertions based on scientific tenets such as the social fact thesis phenomenon taking into consideration the reality that the contesting actors are not just two political parties or two coalitions (as in the US, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, etc),but indeed

      (2) various groups including several INDEPENDENTS, SINGLE PARTIES, COALITIONS, COLLABORATIONS, ETC. ETC (actually to the advantage and incumbency leverage of the Incumbent viz the social fact thesis etc.)., besides your infantile rants, your conclusion supra

      (3)presents you as certainly a media cheer leading and anti government liar zombie lacking the intellectually epistemological wherewithal to understanding and assimilating these electoral power dynamics!

      And what proves your idiocy and ignorance in these matters for which you gallop into your usual exhibition of intellectual madness are mirrored infra viz these questions to you..

      With the neckaneck between Gbehzongar of CDC and Nyonblee of CPP or LP in Bassa of “39.2% and 38.8%. Nyounblee or 14,087, and 14,218 from 276 polling places of the over four hundred polling places“ in Bassa, is it not THE INCUMBENT DR. WEAH AND THE MAJORITY CDC leading so far in the East and South East, in the West in Gbarpolu, in the North and North East Nimba and Grand Gedeh etc. etc.????

      DESIST FROM OR GRADUATE FROM MAKING CONCLUSIONS BASED ON CAMPAINGS AND ELECTIONS IN AMERICA! THERE ARE ONLY TWO PARTIES! NO COALITION! NO INDEPENDENTS! NO COLLARBORATION!

      When you have done this, you may be able to be emancipated from this bondage of you been certainly a media cheer leading and anti government liar zombie lacking the intellectually epistemological wherewithal to understanding and assimilate these electoral power dynamics!

    • When you have done this, you may be able to be emancipated from this bondage of you been certainly a media cheer leading and anti government liar zombie lacking the intellectually epistemological wherewithal to understanding and ASSIMILATING these electoral power dynamics!

  5. Cllr Jayweh,
    In recent days, you refer to President George Weah according to the following manner, “Dr., Dr., Dr. George Manneh Weah, (PhD), (ThD) (DD) and (M.DIV)”. Let’s also say you’ve forgotten to add MD. Maybe he will be awarded a medical degree soon. If you’re determined to list degrees, you might as well list them all.

    Questions…
    What’s the purpose of listing such titles? Could you tell the readers who or which institutions awarded the degrees? Also, what are Weah’s specialty areas?

  6. Mr. Hney, why don’t you reach out and ask, Dr., Dr, Dr. and Dr., George Manneh Weah and those cold-heated hustlers and blind apologists like False Nationalist, Garsua Gborvlehn and others worshippers of Mr. George Manneh Weah?

    These low-life and heartless people certainly know why as they desperately hunt their paychecks.

    MAY GOD continue to bless Liberia and our people and these troubling days!

  7. Cllr Jayweh,
    Comrades Gborvlehn, True Nationalist (the Patriot) and a few more philosophical thinkers do not refer to President Weah with the monikers you’ve used recently. There’s no reason to ask them. Cllr Jayweh, please note well….Gbolvlehn, True Nationalist, Miss Witherspoon, Miss Mae Moore and others are patriots like you; they are not low-life hustlers. Cllr. Jayweh, it’s normal to be disagreeable. In any case, to be in a heated disagreement with your fellow compatriots does not mean you have to vent your frustration in a negative manner. Personally, although I disagree with you “sometimes”, I enjoy reading your comments.

    I like to see and read intellectual comments. But I refrain from negativity. When I encounter a jerk who wants to get under my skin, I leap over. There’s an idiot who thinks I am unable to challenge him in our neighborhood. He’s a monster. One of these days, I will put aside gentility and call his bluff! Jayweh you are not that guy. I think you are more intelligent than he is.

    The Grand Apologist is a nice guy. He knows very well that I hate his political guts… He and his demigod have a hidden agenda to desecrate Liberia. But I will dismember their tactics. All jokes put aside, he is a very nice guy. You are as well!

    Lastly, I will ask you again. Why does President Weah have to be referred to with so many honorary degrees?

  8. To Whom It May Concern….

    1. George Weah is not a killer.
    There’s no evidence of any ritualistic killing that can be attributed to him. Weah will not ride in a hammock carried by four able body men.

    2. George Weah is not a thief.
    The Liberian Treasury Ministry was low on cash before Weah became president. George Weah will not make promises to create jobs in 100 days.

    3. George Weah is not known for telling falsehoods. When Weah said he’d build roads, he kept his word. A new road (to be paved) is about to be worked on in my girlfriend’s County of Nimba. George Weah will not organize protests.

    4. George Weah is not a womanizer. He may have been during his younger years. At a younger age, every man encounters that temptation. George Weah is attracted to women. Tell the women to cool off. Some women (not all of them) cannot get their eyes away from the guy. George Weah will not incite violence.

    5. George Weah does not cut sand.
    George Weah is not a saint or anyone’s demigod. Sure, as a human being, George Weah makes his share of mistakes. He has his own iniquities like the snake oil salesman.

    ______American News in Brief______
    The US Supreme Court has rejected the amicus brief that was filed by the Texas Attorney General. Meanwhile, although the Texas Attorney General was joined by 17 Attorneys Generals of states Trump the loser, had won, 23 states have filed a counter suit against the Texas Attorney General. Maybe the Texas Attorney General is hampered by a syndrome called Covid-19 fatigue. Or like they say in the streets San Francisco, some Republicans have been hypnotized by Trump and that’s why the reality of losing the presidential election has not sunk in. Believe it or not, Trump is on his way out of the White House.

  9. Before the November 3rd elections, national and international political junkies apprised us about an imminent defeat of the Biden-Harris ticket. For sure, the November 3rd presidential election was held, but much to the chagrin of the junkies, the Biden-Harris ticket won resoundingly.
    Oh yes, the Biden-Harris team’s win was sugary.
    Yummy!

    Once again, when the Texas Attorney General Mr. Paxton, filed an amicus brief to overturn the presidential election result in favor of Trump the Loser, the Supreme Court of the land refused to dignify the frivolous suit. Let’s not lose track of the fact that the 9-member Supreme Court is overwhelmingly conservative. But despite the Supreme Court’s right-leaning stance, president Trump’s legal team was repudiated and embarrassingly snuffed.

    Question: When will the Trump forces relent?
    Answer: Not on December 14, but on the 20th of January, AD 2021. The Biden-Harris win has been a done deal.

    By now, one would think that the fight or struggle to overturn the presidential election result in Trump the Loser’s nook, is over. But that’s not the case. We the people, are being reminded by the international Defender of Weak causes to be aware of the “Ides of December 14”. December 14 is without doubt a crucial day that will exist in infamy by Trump and his conspiracy theorists. On December 14, the electors will meet in order to vote and seal Joseph Biden’s win. There’s nothing to worry about. Let’s get together and feel alright!

    The electors who meet on December 14 cannot and will not abrogate what the constitution of the United States demands. We can refer to the electors (for purposes of this discussion) as cosmetic dressers! In a way, it’s a tradition for the electors to meet on the 14th of December to vote and seal what “we the people” have voted upon.

    Bottom Line…..
    December 14 will dash their hopes. Trump (was, is) the loser!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. To whom it may concern

    The Biden-Harris ticket did not win any election in the USA. They simply experimented and successfully applied the “Color Revolution” tactics, used in many third world countries, in the most powerful nation on earth.

    It means to become a leader of any third world country, we must now be a part of the new world order, or else the people may vote you and you will NEVER become the president.
    The Color Revolution was implemented in Congo (against Patrice Lisouba), DRC Congo, Central Africa, Cote d’Ivoire (Laurent GBAGBO), Guinea, etc.

    Have they succeeded in their scam in the USA?
    I don’t believe so until January 20, 2021, because they have a fighter to contend with.
    However, it should be underscored that the SCOTUS did not dismiss the amicus brief based on the merit/s, but on the interest of such case being brought by another state to the SCOTUS.
    It does not mean all is lost, far from it. The fight continues. Monday, December 14, will speak volumes to either party; either to begin to panic or concede.

    Like Trump, we NEVER relent until the last man is down. This is the mindset of a successful businessman. I hope we take heed and NEVER feebly confront a successful businessman in your life.
    In business, dog eats dog, and so to excel therein, you must have a thick skin. Trump will prevail, and high blood pressure will send some people to their early grave. Just watch on and see!

  11. Mr. Hney,

    I am glad for whatsoever reason (s), you mentioned that the Supreme Court of the United States of America legally and firmly stood aside and upheld the Statutory and Constitutional function of the Supreme Court of United States and the right of the Court to decline and reject the alleged election fraud complaint filed by President Donald J. Trump and his Team. In short, the Court denied President Trump and his Team’s Motion for Leave to sue and prosecute their alleged Election Fraud Complaint on two legal grounds.

    The Supreme Court of the United States of America declined, rejected and refused President Donald John Trump and his Team’s Motion to be granted the authority and right to sue and overturn the election results in four out of the 50 States of the United States on grounds that:

    1. President Trump and his Team neglected and failed to demonstrate that the manner and form by which the four States preferred and conducted their separate elections, in and of itself, factually and legally, injured President Donald J.Trump and his Team.

    2. President Trump and his Team having blatantly neglected and failed to demonstrate their separate and collective injuries, he and his Team, lack the Standing to sue. Thus, their Motion for Leave to sue and overturn the results of the Presidential Election held in the four States out of the 50 States of the United States was declined, rejected and terminated with prejudice.

    3. President Trump and his Team sought to have their alleged election fraud complaint lodged at the Supreme Court arguing the doctrine of Original Jurisdiction of the Court under which a state of the United States is permitted to sue another state and must be heard. Since President Trump and his team proceeded by Wrong Rule and failed to demonstrate no jury, their Motion for Leave to sue was declined and rejected.

    4. The Supreme Court of the United States of America, demonstrated great courage and fortitude to have rejected, declined and terminated the Motion for Leave filed at the Court by President Trump and his Associates for want of the standing or right to sue.

    5. In doing so and by rejecting and terminating President Trump and his Team’s Motion, clearly and forcefully demonstrates that the US Judiciary is separate and independent of the Legislative and Executive Branches of the Government of the United States; though the Legislative, Executive and Judiciary are co-equal, coordinating, but separate branches of the Government of the United States America.

    6. In essence, the Supreme Court of the United States of America, stood-up and refused to hear and decide a matter that lacks factual and legal efficacy and merit to claim the attention of the Court. Judicial independence as a matter of Law was demonstrated and maintained by the Supreme Court of America without fear and favor.

    7. The Judiciary of the Republic of Liberia is different and unique. The Supreme Court of Liberia like the Supreme Court of America, has two distinct jurisdictions: 1) Appellate , and 2) Original Jurisdictions. Under the Appellate Jurisdiction, appealing a matter to the Supreme Court of Liberia is a right guaranteed to all Litigants. Thus, the Appelants need no permission to sue and prosecute a complaint at our Supreme Court.

    8. The United States of America judicial structure, consists mainly of the Federal District; Federal Appellate; and Supreme Courts. As a matter of Law and Procedure, matters of appeal, can only be lodged at the US Supreme Court by a Motion for Leave of the Court to Sue and litigate a suit.

    9. In short, a party wanting to appear before the US Supreme Court to sue and be heard can only do so by a Motion seeking the permission of Court to sue and prosecute a case before the Court. If the Litigant’s Motion for Leave is rejected and declined, that ends his/her complaint, application or claim.

    10. This is not so in Liberia. All Appeals must go to the Supreme Court of Liberia. Litigants, don’t need a permission from the Supreme Court of Liberia to lodge his/her complaint or appeal. Appeals being a right, must be filed at the Supreme Court of Liberia and must be heard and decided by the Court.

    11. Since Liberia judicial structure has only Justice of the Peace and Magistrate, Circuit, Specialized and Supreme Courts and no intermediate Courts, appeal is a right and thus, a party, needs no permissions or leave of the Supreme Court to appeal and have his case heard and determined by our Supreme Court.

    12. Apart from the remarkable structural uniqueness and différences between the Supreme Court of Liberia and the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of the United State, is truly independent, reliable, trustworthy and respected by the people of the United States in every form and context of life.

    13. The same cannot be said of the Subordinate and Supreme Courts of Liberia. This happens to be so because the Subordinate and Supreme Courts of Liberia are challenged, the budget of the judiciary has always been denominated and controlled by the President of Liberia. As such, the judgments of the Subordinate and Supreme Courts of Liberia are on many occasion uncertain, unclear and unreliable.

    14. Since 1847 to today, the Presidents of Liberia have Galway sought to and unduly influenced the judgment of the Subordinate and the Supreme Courts of Liberia. This unlawful behavior, takes away the independence and credibility of our Courts.

    The judgments in following Case clearly prove our point:

    1. Liberty Party, Unity Party, All Liberia Party and Alternative National Congress V. The National Elections CommissionC of Liberia, decided in 2017;

    2. Collaborating Opposition Political Parties (CPP) and Rainbow Coalition V. National Elections Commission, decided in 2020;

    3. Republic of Liberia V. Cllr. H. Varney G. Sherman et. al, decided in 2018;

    4. CPP and Rainbow Coalition V. National Elections Commission, decided in 2020

    15. The judgments reached by some of Subordinate and Supreme Courts, the uncertainty and of our Courts’ judgment to deliberately wonder away from the pure construction and application of our Constitution and Statute, makes our people to wonder what if our courts have uniformly interpreted and applied our Laws instead of wondering distance away from same, what will happen and where the Republic of Liberia be by now when its comes judicial independence and respectability are upheld without fear of favor;

    16. In Liberia since the National budget is absolutely and completely controlled and managed by the President, the Legislative and Judicial branches of the Government of Liberia are separate and co-equal only in name and on paper.

    17. If our people desire to witness and have an independent and respected judiciary, then they must go to the polls in 2023 and vote out Mr. George Manneh Weah and his CDC-led Government entirety and replace him with a Government that loves Liberia and cares for our people ability to develop themselves.

    18. For now, it appears to me that the CPP and Rainbow Coalition is the best alternative to CDC;

    19. The President, Vice President, Speaker and key officials of the Government of Liberia must totally stay from the opening and closing of the Subordinate and Supreme Courts. Their physical presence adds nothing to the reliability, trustworthiness and respectability of our Courts and at best robs our Courts of that Respect.

    20. The President, Vice President, Speaker and Majority Leader of the Government of the United States don’t show-up and attend the opening and closing of the Supreme Court of the United States?

    The President and Vice President and other officials of the Government of Liberia must stop showing up during the opening and closing of the Supreme Court of Liberia and virtually doing nothing.

    Their physical presence, only subtracts from the credibility, reliability and independence of our Courts.

    Our people need a Government that brings credibility and respect to Liberia and them.

  12. Trump schemes next political moves after effort to overthrow democracy dead ends at Supreme Court

    By Mae Reston CNN December 11, 2020

    “Every American who cares about the rule of law should take comfort that the Supreme Court — including all three of President Trump’s picks — closed the book on the nonsense,” Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse — a rare Trump critic in the GOP — said in a statement Friday evening.
    Stephen Vladeck, a CNN Supreme Court analyst and University of Texas Law professor, said the court’s unsigned order was “the closest possible thing to the last nail in the coffin for election-related legal challenges.”

    Even Trump seemed to explicitly acknowledge earlier in the day that Biden would be the next president in a tweet calling on the Supreme Court to “show great Courage & Wisdom” and “Save the USA!!” In the same tweet, he alleged that “the Biden administration will be a scandal-plagued mess for years to come.” But a White House spokesman said the tweet should not be interpreted as a concession.

    Biden’s campaign hailed the Supreme Court’s decision. “Dozens of judges, election officials from both parties, and Trump’s own Attorney General have dismissed his baseless attempts to deny that he lost the election,” Mike Gwin, Biden’s campaign spokesman said. “President-elect Biden’s clear and commanding victory will be ratified by the Electoral College on Monday, and he will be sworn in on January 20th.”

  13. Thanks for culling that reprinted article brother True Nationalist. Apparently some people don’t understand simple things, that includes Trump himself. The election was held. Trump lost big time. Somehow, Trump and his hypnotized followers are unwilling to understand that the stars are arrayed against them.

    The Liberian Senatorial By-elections…….
    As everyone knows, an election was held recently in Liberia. Lots of people are jumping up and down because they are of the opinion that the CDCIAN candidates will ultimately lose big time. With an absolute degree of certainty, I will boldly say that if a CDCIAN loses his or her contest, he or she will bow out democratically. But, if a CDCIAN defeats any opposition political candidate, it will be Weah’s fault. Even if there’s no evidence of Weah’s involvement, Weah will be blamed.

    So what’s the relevance here?
    The critics as well as the opposition politicians are behaving in ways that compliment Trump’s provocative behavior.
    Let’s take a listen:

    Trump….”I won the presidential election”.
    Question: ..How did you win the election, Trump?

    Trump: “The election was stolen from me”.
    Who stole the election from you, Trump?

    Trump: “The Biden-Harris people did a con job on me in Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.”

    Do you have any proof Mr. President?
    Trump: “No, I am not sure”

    The people’s response to Trump… Well, if you are not sure, then shut your big mouth and your base you demon.

    Weah’s critics….”Weah stole money in order to build mansions in Liberia”.

    Do you have evidence to support your claim Johnny Boy?
    Johnny Boy: I not have no evidence.
    People’s response: Shut your mouth. Don’t come here with your garbage next time Johnny Boy.

    Weah is a womanizer.

    How do you know Mapu?
    Did you and Weah do a little hanky-panky before?
    Mapu responds…” No.

    People’s response to Mapu and Johnny Boy:
    Look, you Mapu and Johnny Boy, before y’all make anymore negative accusations about Weah, be sure to have evidence.

    Mapu and Johnny Boy respond: Okay. Y’all sorry O.. we just accusing Weah, but we ain’t got no evidence. We ain’t like the man that the reason why we doing it for.

    My observation:
    There’s a similarity between Trump and Weah’s critics.

  14. Some people should desist from comparing LIGHT with DARKNESS!

    Trump is light: FBI has officially acknowledged more the 500,000 fake voters, confirmed more people voting than number of registered voters, with thousands of sworn affidavits of wrongdoings.
    For some people who do not know what an affidavit is, it is a document written and signed by a person under oath to say that what I am saying is the truth and nothing but the truth. If found later that such declaration is false, such person may go to jail for life.
    This is how serious and founded Trump case is. All the judges are afraid for reprisals on them and their families, but rest assured, Trump is at controls!

    The DARKNESS (no name because I do not want them to kill me young, as they have done to others): No assets declared to date. They are the first and only Ballon d’Or in Africa, yet they could not build mansions until they took over our treasury. When they saw how much Ellen had left, they served themselves first, before the Liberian people. Is this what we call FIXES?

    Some of our hard-working civil servants have not been paid their meagre salaries for more than 16 months. Our people are famished ever since they took over the country. Is this what we call FIXES?

    Our hardworking auditors had endeavored to dig under their filthy feet. Without regards for how sacred the human life is, they killed the 4 in cold blood. Is this what we call FIXES?

    With their uncouth din and power gong battering in and beyond Africa upon taken the oath of office, they have begun to lose seats barely after 3 years. What can we expect in the next 3 years?
    All the human sacrifices and political have not improved the lives of Liberians. They have neither been able to hypnotize Liberians into voting for ineptitude.

    It is therefore high time you stopped the KILL and EMBEZZLEMENT and put Liberians to work.
    Our country was founded on Christian principles, let’s get back to them. There is no power beyond God’s, endeavor to please God to ensure the salvation of your soul.

    Thou shall have no other gods before ME!
    Thou shall not take the LORD’S name in vain!
    Thou shall not steal!
    Thou shall not kill!
    Thou shall not commit adultery!

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