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To Fulfil Development Promises: Too Soon To Pressure Boakai …Jewel Taylor Asserts

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By: Frank P. Martin

MONROVIA: Former Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor, says it is too soon for Liberians to put pressure on President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, to fulfil his development promises.

“It is too soon for Liberians to pressurize the new administration when the nation recently held a peaceful and democratic transition,” said Jewel.

“We have to give them chance to have their honey-moon in governing the state. It is not about opposition life,” she declared.

She stressed that “the rebuilding processes of the country require concerted and collective efforts.”
Former Vice President Taylor who recently unveiled her plan to contest for the Liberian Presidency in 2029 indicated that the opposition community should give President Joseph Boakai and the Unity Party (UP), led government a chance to govern the country peacefully.

Madam Taylor stressed that she is among few formable opposition voices in the country that would provide constructive criticisms but it is too soon for Liberians to be pressurizing the new administration.

Jewel Howard-Taylor who is currently the political leader of the National Patriotic Party (NPP), added: “Look, for the governing issue, I am not going to deal with it. We had our six years; We finished our time; and we turned over power to the new government. I think they should be given the opportunity to serve.”

“The rest of the talking will be done by the media and other politicians but I will not be concentrating on too much of politics,” the NPP political leader emphasized.

In less than three days after the much-heralded inauguration of President Boakai, Liberians at home and in some quarters have started criticizing the new regime for hitting the grounds running poorly, amidst claims of misappropriation of inaugural funds, coupled with the abrupt disruption of inaugural address by President Boakai.

President Joseph Nyuma Boakai UP narrowly won the elections in a runoff, defeating Weah’s CDC with little over 20,000 votes margin.

It is not clear whether the former Vice President was reacting to these early “missteps” under the new regime but she expressed optimism of a prosperous Liberia under the UP led government.

Madam Taylor recognized Liberians’ trust reposed in her as Vice President for six-year under the Weah led Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) government.
“I am actually grateful to Liberians for their trust. It is not a small thing to be Vice President for a nation like Liberia. I am filled with happiness as the nation’s first democratically elected female Vice President. I also want to thank the people of Bong County for always believing in me. I appreciate all of them for making us to win Bong County during both second and first rounds of elections,” the former Vice President acknowledged.

The NPP political leader vowed to continue on her campaign promises to Liberians, saying “I will soon be going to Bong County to light-up one of the districts that I promised during campaign to electrify.

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