President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf downplayed rants directed at hergovernment by returning self-exiled Movement for Progressive Changepolitical leader Mr. Simeon Freeman, telling him to do whatever he wants, while declining to further comment upon her return home Tuesday.
“I have no comments about Mr. Simeon Freeman. He can say and dowhatever he wants,” President Sirleaf said at the RobertsInternational Airport or RIA in Margibi County Tuesday, 6 Decemberupon her return to Liberia.
Businessman Simeon Freeman left the country under some unexplained circumstances nine months ago, after linking the Sirleaf Administration to assassination ofopponents, returned on Monday, 5 December while President Sirleaf was away on official duty.
Mr. Freeman told reporters upon his return that the enemies of the state were thosewho allegedly steal millions of dollars and were yet being protectedwhile Liberians were living in poverty.
He fled Liberia in early February after alleging that the governmenthad a list of people to be assassinated, claiming that if anyone wasan enemy to the late Harry Greaves, it was the government.
He immediately fled the country upon realizing that much clarity wouldhave been required of him surrounding his revelations against theadministration that came at a time the country was tense over thesudden death of Mr. Greaves, former Managing Director of the LiberiaPetroleum Refinery Corporation.
Concentrating her comments on her trip to Ghana, the UK and Nigeria,President Sirleaf told journalists that in the UK, she met with thecountry’s Education Minister who is trying to mobilize resources forthe partnership school and the new intervention he has for education.
President Sirleaf said she also moved on to Abuja, Nigeria andparticipated in the meeting of ECOWAS to be informed as chair of thesub-regional bloc on its workings for preparation leading to itsSummit in this month. Before visiting the UK and Nigeria, she had earlier witnessed thesigning of the code of conduct among Ghanaian presidential candidates,saying it went well.
By Winston W. Parley-Edited by Othello B. Garblah