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Remove VP Taylor

Congress for Democratic Change lawmaker Solomon Claudius George, accuses Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor of hijacking people from their positions, thus, calling for her removal from government.

Representative George claims hijackers are in the government, removing people from their positions, prominent among them is Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, calling for her removal.
He says Vice President Taylor should understand that the ruling Coalition government did not promise the people of Liberia that after taking power, it would hijack them from their positions, as Ms Taylor is allegedly involved.

Representative George made the call here Sunday, December 16, while holding a constituency meeting at the Wells Hairston High School in Monrovia, the first since he was re-elected in 2017.
The call by the CDC lawmaker comes amidst serious deteriorating relationship between Vice President Taylor and President George Manneh Weah with various accounts saturating front pages of local dailies.

Vice President Taylor, who was picked by Mr. Weah as running mate during the 2017 Presidential and Representatives Elections, has been involved in several missteps since her ascendency.

Immediately following her ascendency as Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Madam Taylor, a former Senator of Bong County, summarily dismissed chiefs from the county, after threatening them with dismissal if they did not join the governing Coalition for Democratic Change. But President Weah intervened subsequently, ordering the Minister of Internal Affairs to reinstate the chiefs.

The former First Lady is currently in court for using police power to remove the elected President of the Liberia Marketing Association Alice Yeebahn, accusing the Yeebahn administration of alleged corruption.

As if these were not enough, VP Taylor had reportedly diverted funds from the National Lotteries, to her personal charity, which led President Weah to take oversight of the entity despite her denial.

By Bridgett Milton–Editing by Jonathan Browne

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