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Chief Allen frowns at job seekers

-Cautions Boakai not to bow to pressure

By Naneka A. Hoffman

The Chairman emeritus of the National Patriotic Party (NPP) and member of the governing council of the former ruling CDC, Chief Cyril Allen, has frowned at Diaspora Liberians for what he describes as being on a looting spree in Liberia for job opportunities in the Unity Party-led government.

Speaking in an interview on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, Chief Allen noted most of those coming for jobs worked in the Unity Party government under former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the CDC government but they mismanaged whatever they earned,  so they are back in town, seeking job opportunities again.

According to Chief Allen, most of the Diaspora Liberians are often spoiled characters of people whenever they are on their jobs.

He says they have now embarked on a seeking spree in the country, after mismanaging whatsoever they got in previous governments.

He urges President Boakai not to bow down to any pressure, once he wants to do the right thing for the Liberian people in the next six years.

The NPP chairman emeritus terms actions of such Liberians as unpatriotic and undemocratic, adding that it has the proclivity to paint the country ugly in the eyes of the International Community.

However, he wants the Liberian people to give President Boakai a breathing space, as he goes about nominating officials in government because he notes, that the President knows those who do not have the country at heart.

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He also calls on Mr. Boakai not to bow down to pressure from any Liberian, as he goes about nominating members of his Cabinet based on his experience in governments over the years.

Meanwhile, Chief Allen expresses confidence in President Boakai in picking the right Liberians who he thinks will serve the country well.

He notes that President Boakai is consulting with opposition political parties and alliances within the Unity Party, as he goes about nominating officials.

“He does not want to make some of the mistakes the previous government made in the past, including the CDC government that made them serve only one term as a result of employing unqualified people, who failed to deliver to the Liberian people”, he says.

He also urges Unity Party Chairman Rev. Luther Tarpeh, to govern himself, as President Boakai continues nominating his officials.

The chairman emeritus reminds that being chairman of a governing party is a full-time job, so there is no need for Rev. Tarpeh to have led a protestation at the home or office of the President, recalling that he (Chief Allen) once served as governing party chairman before and he never asked for job but rather helped to guide the President in running his day to day affairs and keeping the party’s structure intact across the country.

He says Chairman Tarpeh and senior partisans of the UP should give those who are charged with the responsibility to vet nominees in government to do their work freely, as scramble for government jobs in the Boakai administration is intensifying.

He recalls that last week, Chairman Tarpeh led a protest in front of President Boakai’s residence because he (Tarpeh) has not been appointed, while on Sunday, Senator Prince Johnson took to the pulpit and said Nimba County deserves five to seven cabinet positions instead of one because the county played a pivotal role in Boakai’s victory. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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  1. Well done. Continue the good reportage for balanced views on the trending issues.

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