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Indeed, You Are “Not God” Mr. President But…

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In the face of increasing criticism against his approximately six-month old Administration, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai recently reacted strongly to his critics and /or detractors, indicating that he is “NOT GOD TO PERFORM MIRACLES” as it relates to the development of Liberia.

Critics of President Boakai consistently opine that there have been too many lapses in the governance of the country since he (Boakai) who, during the 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections campaigned on a platform to rescue the country from bad governance including corruption and other vices upon his ascendency to the coveted Liberian Presidency.

Addressing hundreds of citizens in Kaine Village-Section-#1 of Larkayta Township, Margibi County District-#4, on Saturday, June 15, 2024, President Boakai said:

“I want to say to all of you here, you may not be happy with some of the decisions that have been made, but I am not God. We will do the best we can, but we are sincere about what we say that is in the interest of this country,” said President Boakai.

The Liberian leader made the assertions specifically at the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the New Bethesda Christian Mission School in Margibi County.

Expressing his disdain about some public insults and attacks, President Boakai added: “When I hear all these abuses on the radio, people talking and we will never say good about other Liberians. I don’t care what you do.”

President Boakai added: “You don’t change people by insulting them because sometimes people feel guilty. Even if they are bad to you, you must talk good about them, they will change.”

Indeed, we, at The INDEPENDENT Newspaper totally concur with President Boakai that the raining of insults and other invectives on each other by Liberians, or against national leaders, is not the best way towards the development of the country, as such acts are inimical to sustainable peace and progress in the country.

On the other hand, it is an undisputable fact that President Joseph Nyuma Boakai is now the leader of the Liberian nation that he needs to have a ‘thick skin, in withstanding criticisms by some of his compatriots at all times.

The fact remains that Ambassador Boakai, now President Boakai, prior to his ascendency to the Nation’s Presidency, and as a foremost opposition leader, then, made multiple promises for national development upon his ascendency to the Nation’s Presidency.

Moreover, Ambassador Boakai, during the 2023 Presidential and Legislative campaign era knew very well, just as everyone else, that he was “NOT GOD,” but as Presidential candidate, then, he consistently assured his compatriots to rescue the Liberian Nation from unbridled corruption, desecration of rule of law, political marginalization and exclusion, among many other vices.

This is why we think that some well-meaning Liberians are holding the President and his Administration accountable as it relates to ensuring that his new Administration begins implementation of some of his crucial development and peace-building campaign promises.

Such advocacy, in our candid view, is aimed at ensuring that the Boakai Administration focuses its full attention to implementing or fulfilling those promises and to primarily drive the country towards a trajectory of socio-economic development and progress, leaving no citizen behind.

However, it is essential for Liberians at home and abroad to engage the Boakai led Administration serenely, legitimately and sensibly in the strive for national development and progress as diametrically opposed to anyone or group, for personal aggrandizement, creating an atmosphere of violence and lawlessness at the detriment of the Liberian Nation.

It is in this direction that we, at The INDEPENDENT Newspaper, are calling on President Boakai to remain focused in the implementation of his constitutional duties in the best interest of all and sundry.

This is our plea to President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, being fully aware that he is actually “Not God” but a human who has some limitations and /or imperfections.

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