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I Don’t Trust Boakai …Weah Opens Up On Agreement With EJS

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By: Frank P. Martin
MONROVIA: The Standard Bearer of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and incumbent President George Manneh Weah, has made startling revelations as regards the relationship involving him and Unity Party (UP’s) Standard-bearer, Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai.

The CDC Standard-bearer characterized Boakai’s relationship with him as “betrayal and hypocrisy.”

President Weah is seeking another six-year constitutional term of office following his first six-year tenure.

President Weah, speaking to hundreds of his supporters and partisans in District Ten, Montserrado County, early this week, said the former Vice President should not be given the chance in October to lead the Liberian Nation because of his “insincerity,” for which he (Weah), has been a victim.

President Weah narrated that in 2011, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (EJS) cited them for a four-person meeting after the 2011 Presidential Run-off Elections, and the bloody November 7 protest held at the Headquarters of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).

During the protest in 2011, Weah said, it was reported that at least one person died after shots were reportedly fired during the then Presidential Run-off Election.

Then, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) Presidential Candidate, Cllr. Winston Tubman, at the time pulled out of the voting process, alleging widespread frauds.

President Weah narrated that Nobel Peace Laureate, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female President, was running for her second term in office along with former Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai.

The incumbent President indicated that in the presence of Boakai, Madam Sirleaf pleaded with him (Weah) and then CDC Political Leader, Cllr. Winston A. Tubman, to compromise the protest for peace and stability.

According to Weah, Madam Sirleaf also told them that Liberia was a country that was at the time emerging from civil war and its peace was still fragile.

“In 2011, I sat with Winston Tubman, Joseph Boakai, and Madam Sirleaf, and she said to us, this is the time for the young people to lead. Please talk to your partisans.”

At that time, President Weah indicated that he and Cllr. Winston Tubman went back to the protesting CDCians and encouraged them to stop the protest for the sake of peace.

Weah however indicated that Boakai did not uphold their agreement with Ellen.

Weah: “I cannot still understand where this old-man is coming from with his betrayal. Boakai really lied to me. I don’t trust him.”

“Whenever he calls me for assistance, I give it just to rescue him and his family. I cannot still understand him. I don’t know why he did not respect our agreement based on Ellen’s advice. Nothing he has to offer the Liberian people after 12 years,” President Weah added.

President Weah: “Madam Sirleaf, former Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai; Winston Tubman and I were seated to discuss the country’s peace. At that meeting, former President Sirleaf asked Winston Tubman as to what we wanted over violence. My response was peace.”

The incumbent Liberian President further disclosed that during the meeting, former President Sirleaf told them to give Boakai and her the chance to lead the Nation and that, the young people will lead after their last six years.

“We all agreed on this in 2011. But, I don’t know where this old man coming from with his betrayal. We all agreed at that four persons meeting for the young people to take over from Madam Sirleaf’s administration, but former Vice President Boakai continues to be disrespectful to this agreement,” Weah further told the CDC partisans and supporters,

Weah: “Boakai lied to me. I don’t trust him. Whenever he calls me for assistance, I can rescue him. Why he can’t allow the young people to lead?”

“But we will teach him and other opposition figures lessons on October 10 at the polls,” the President stressed.

Former Vice President Boakai is yet to react to these allegations levied against him by the Liberian leader.
At the event, President Weah cautioned first time voters and Liberians to not be carried away by political rhetoric, especially those from the Unity Party who “squandered lots of opportunities”, leaving the masses to live in abject poverty and misery.
Weah: “We are the future of this country. Nobody should fool you that they are better than us. We have done well in this country. What we have done in five years, no one has done it in the history of the country.”

The President said his greatest ambition is to leave a legacy of development and progress in every sphere of national existence and that it would be beneficial for all if all Liberians join him by reelecting him to the Presidency.
“First time voters, I have fought for you to pay your WASSCE fees and even offered free tuition to public Universities and Colleges across the country. You have to see reason to vote us again because; only this leadership can improve your living condition,” the CDC Political Leader asserted.

Weah to First Time Voters: “We didn’t have such opportunity when we were going to school, so please make use of them. Remember, when you use to fail in WASSC and your fees were not paid, then, they said you were not smart and clever. But today, we paid your fees; you’re all passing. This is the Liberia we envisaged as Mighty Coalition for Democratic Change.”

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