I write this article with tears in my eyes and a heavy heart.
The President is related to the Kru people and the Gola people, but she has shown love more to the Kru people than the Gola people.
I have watched for the past twelve years the rule of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, how she has treated her own relatives (the Gola people). Ellen is related to two thirds of the Gola people in Liberia, but how many of them have enjoyed this Government? The people have stood by her in the good times and bad times. For example, the people in Kormah and Juaja are living in abject poverty. What will she say tomorrow when everything is over? Will she rejoice or regret?
She is about to build free housing units for the Kru people in the VOA area and has not done it for the Gola people. Even the road to her house in Juaja is not paved. She loves the Kru, and uses the Gola.
Other examples: a Gola relative working at the Elections Commission was promised a promotion, but never got the promotion. People from Sinoe County got good jobs, like Milton Teahjay (who was always against President Sirleaf).
Bomi County, where she claimed to come from, is not developed. During the Ebola period, New Kru Town was the center of attention. Even now, Mr. Mills Jones, who is from Sinoe, got the job at the Central Bank for almost 12 years. I believe President Sirleaf is interested in him becoming President of Liberia, if possible. When the July 26 Celebration went jointly to Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties, it was held successfully; but when it was the turn for Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu Counties, the whole arrangement fell apart.
The people say man is the one that can born. Even the Johnsons that were Gola in their graves are not pleased. I can imagine.
What is she going to do for the Gola people that, tomorrow we will say our relative was a President of Liberia and did this for us? Twelve years have passed and the Gola people have prayed and hoped for better days. But they have been left poor and hopeless. “Yesterday is gone, but tomorrow is forever.”
If our own relative today does not do something for us today, then who will do it tomorrow? We are finished. Gola man say: ‘Oh dai ya!’ What did the Gola people do to you? I can go on and on, but I rest. Hint to the wise is sufficient! It is never late?
Mrs. Tenneh Wahab Railey