The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) descended on opposition All Liberian Party (ALP) Political Leader Benoni Urey, harshly describing him as an alleged ‘warmonger’ who pretends to be a political activist.
Speaking at a news conference Monday, 15 April at the CDC’s headquarters in Congo Town, CDC National Chairman MulbahMorlu condemns a statement attributed to Mr. Urey that allegedly warns that if government wants violence, the opposition community will give government violence.
Mr. Urey is the chair of four collaborating opposition political parties here, including his own ALP, the former ruling Unity Party (UP), Alternative National Congress (ANC) and Liberty Party (LP).
But Morlu intimates that he’s disappointed that respected political parties like the Liberty Party, the Alternative National Congress and the Unity Party selected Urey as chairman for the collaborating parties.
Morlu deems the parties’ choice of leader as wrongful and embarrassing for the political parties both locally and internationally.
He says he is waiting to hear what the remaining political parties will say about the alleged inciting statement of Urey.
He states that President George Manneh Weah is working continuously to bring development to the people but there are people like Urey who are allegedly fighting for violence to exploit the Liberian people.
Morlu warns that the alleged statement of Urey is demonic and intended to bring chaos into the country that has enjoyed about 14 years of peace and stability.
According to Morlu, Urey does not have the moral grounds to question President George Manneh Weah’s administration in terms of good governance and the fight against corruption.
Morlu accuses Urey of having sat at the helm of powers in the National Patriotic Party (NPP) led – regime, where Liberians were reportedly killed on a daily.
During the NPP’s rule under imprisoned former President Charles Ghankay Taylor, Mr. Morlu alleges that the country’s resources landed in the pockets of individuals including Urey.
Further, Morlu alleges that former ruling Unity Party (UP) exploited the country right before the very eyes of Urey, but the businessman turned – politician allegedly said nothing.
“The All Liberian People Party standard bearer calling for violence here is something that does not surprise me at all- looking into the backgrounds of Urey,” Mr. Morlu says.By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor–Edited by Winston W. Parley