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Govt. Denies Involvement In ‘Plot’ To Topple Speaker …Calls It “Distraction”

by News Manager

For over a week now, there have been criticisms against the Unity Party led Government, headed by President Joseph N. Boakai, for its alleged involvement in a purported plot to remove House Speaker, Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa.

However, the Government of Liberia (GOL), through the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) has termed the claim as “misleading and a way of bringing bad blood” in the administration.

Claims of the ruling Party, (UP), wanting to remove Speaker Fonati Koffa has caused mixed reactions among Liberians at home and abroad.

However, Information Minister Jerolinmek Matthew Piah, Spokesman of the Government, said the account by the ruling Unity Party (UP) official, Representative Yekeh Kolubah, is false and misleading.

Minister Piah discounted claims by Montserrado County Representative, Yekeh Kolubah, that the Joseph Nyuma Boakai administration has bribed some lawmakers to unseat the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Minister Piah said the three branches of government including the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary are working harmoniously to achieve the same purpose of delivering services to the Liberian people.

Minister Piah maintains that there is no intention whatsoever to remove the Speaker of the House from office.

“We would like to make the clarification, and that is not intended to respond to anybody in particular,” he noted.

“The government of Liberia is very united and strong. The Legislature, the Executive, and the Judiciary, constitute one government, united in one purpose and committed to serving the Liberian people and delivering services as we promised,” he emphasized.

The Information Minister pointed out that “those who believe that the government will take its eyes off the prize to focus on politics rather than governing are mistaken.”

The Minister stated that in the next six years, high premium will be placed on governance and not politics, stressing that “the time for politics will come.”

He said there are detractors who are bent on taking away attention from the core issues of governance but the government will not be distracted. Contributed By Elbie Sebleh.

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