‘Continuation of copy and paste deception’
–Dr. Whapoe describes Pres. Weah’s 6th Annual Message
By Lincoln G. Peters
Opposition Vision for Liberia Transformation Party (VOLT) political leader Dr. Jeremiah Z. Whapoe says President George Manneh Weah’s 6th Annual Message is a continuation of ‘copy and paste deception.’
Addressing scores of supporters over the weekend at VOLT headquarters on the Old Road, Dr. Whapoe said President Weah’s last State of the Nation Address will be no different from the previous addresses he has been giving the Nation.
He alleged that since President Weah’s ascendancy to the presidency, he has done nothing to address the prevailing challenges of Liberians.
“I don’t expect anything different from President Weah than what he has been saying previously. His speech today will be characterized [by] deception, lies, and politics,” said Dr. Whapoe.
He claimed that President Weah has one speech that he gives the nation every year, alleging that they are just going to change the date and time of the past speech.
The VOLT political leader described the president’s speech as a ‘copy and paste,’ adding that there is nothing new in it different from what he has been saying over the past time.
Dr. Whapoe narrated that since President Weah took office, his administration has done nothing to address the economic hardship of the people.
“Let’s talk about the economy. President Weah will tell us today again that there is economic growth. However, it’s a big lie because our people don’t have jobs,” Whapoe argued.
“Their businesses are not going because [there’s] no money for people to buy. If you think that it’s [a] lie, look in the street today and see how many people this government has turned into beggars,” he alleged.
The opposition politician also alleged that the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) government has done nothing to address the agriculture sector of Liberia because Liberia’s import has increased extremely under President Weah.
Dr. Whapoe accused the government of rampant corruption, constitution breaches, and human rights and economic rights violations.
According to the VOLT political leader, poverty has greatly increased since the inception of this government.
He described the Weah administration as the grandfather of corruption, and deception on grounds that since the government took over, it has never been truthful to itself and the Liberian people.
” I have many to name that indicate that President Weah will say the same lies today. You follow NYMOTE who track the president’s promises and discover that [of] all the promises made to Liberians, nothing good has been implemented,” said Whapoe.