Ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) chair Mulbah Morlu’s claim that critics and opposition are calling for President George Manneh Weah’s assassination, and Deputy Information Minister Eugene Fahngon’s alleged support to a call to kill critics have prompted opposition’s call to investigate both officials.
Morlu claimed here Wednesday, 6 February that supporters of opposition leaders Alexander Cummings, Joseph Boakai and Charles Brumskine are on social media, calling for the assignation of President Weah.
His claim come after Deputy Information Minister Fahngon was reported to have endorsed a social media post under the name William W. Slim – King Broh, which threatened that “any attempt from those evil guys to bring civil unrest on our people, even the chicken in their generation will not live to tell the story. We will execute all of them…”
In response to these threats, former National Investment Commission (NIC) Chair Mr. George Wisner, on Thursday, 7 February called on state securities to investigate these comments by Morlu and Fahngon due to the serious security implications they bear.
He argues that President Weah has under his control all national security agencies and diehard loyalists, warning that to accuse his critics of seeking his assassination would put members of the opposition in danger.
On the basis of these comments, Wisner fears that some elements may react through different means to get at perceived Weah’s critics or opposition politicians, even if such actions were not authorized.
Mr. Wisner, a staunch member of the former ruling Unity Party (UP) wants the State securities, including the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Justice Ministry to invite and investigate these officials for their “reckless statements.”
“The statements made by two CDC officials should be investigated or they should be made to publicly retract them,” Mr. Wisner asserted OK FM on Thursday.
He argues that the CDC chair’s statement has the propensity of undermining the hard earned peace and stability of the state.
According to him, such statements have set the stage to send CDC partisans and state securities against the opposition.
“I want to use this medium to call on stakeholders and our international partners to take Morlu’s statement serious,” Wisner stresses.
He discloses that it is now time for the religious community to intervene, adding that they should not wait for the situation to go out of hand.
Meanwhile, Mr. Wisner has criticized the pending licensing of 300 Senegalese by National Fishing and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) to fish in Liberia.
Wisner, who brags of having lot of experience in the sector, says that such agreement is not in the interest of Liberia.
“You can grant an individual license but that doesn’t mean that you will stop them from bringing as many people in to work for them”, he concludes.
By Roosevelt G. Jabah –Edited by Winston W. Parley