By Lincoln G. Peters
The Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia (EFFL) has called on those within the to wake up from their slumber and fight for Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott and her family.
In an exclusive WhatsApp interview with this paper over the weekend, EFFL leader Emmanuel Honquoi warned the opposition that nobody knows tomorrow, saying it could be any of them too.
Cllr. Scott and her family members Rebecca Youdeh Wilson, Gertrude Newton, and Alice C. Johnson are facing charges including murder, criminal conspiracy, and [providing] false reports to law enforcement officials.
They were charged and sent to court Thursday, 22 June 2023 after several months of police investigation about the murder of Cllr. Scott’s daughter Charloe Musu.
The magisterial court in Monrovia has denied Cllr. Scott and her family members request to be released on bail, saying it lacks original trial jurisdiction in the murder case.
The court also cited the defendants’ failure to request a preliminary hearing to allow it to hear the evidence that the State relies on.
Meanwhile, Gonquoi said the EFFL takes serious exception to an alleged ‘high level of witch-hunt’ being meted out against peaceful citizens in the wake of the arrest of Cllr. Scott, and her three family members.
Gonquoi said his party cannot sit idly and allow the fast-becoming one-term President George Manneh Weah to cause mayhem and harassment against the people.
“We urge our compatriots of the opposition bloc to wake up from their slumber because today is Cllr. Scott, as no one knows the next target and victim,” said Gonquoi.
He called on Liberians to reject President Weah and his government at the polls this October.
“This is the only medium through which our country can be redeemed or regained from the hands of looters,” he alleged.
The EFFL leader also asked Liberians to remain calm and focused on the task to reject President Weah at the polls.
“As a signatory to the Farmington River Declaration, we call on international partners to take keen note of the fast-approaching danger that has the recipe for chaos,” he said.
The opposition politician further stated that the action of President Weah and his surrogate should be a caveat to the people that anything called the CDC (Coalition for Democratic Change) should be buried and never surface in the body politics on election day.