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-UP Chairman Paye

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Speaking on a local talk-show, on Sky fm, Wednesday morning, January 09, in Monrovia, Mr. Paye said that The national chairman of the former ruling Unity Party is not happy with the performance of the Weah’s administration over the last one year, noting that the Coalition-led government has drastically underperformed on its deliverables to the Liberian people.

Chairman Wilmot Paye says it is disappointing and appalling for party that won 14 of the 15 counties during the elections to miserably failed in the early stage of its governance process.Speaking Wednesday, 9 January in Monrovia on Sky FM’s live talk show, “50-50”, he notes that President George Manneh Weah and his corps of officials are on a daily basis amassing wealth for themselves and building mansions, while the electorate are struggling to get daily meal.

He also criticizes the President for spending huge amount of money on constant foreign travels amid lack of financial resources.President Weah is current on a state visit to Dakar, Senegal to attend the CAF Awards ceremony. The UP Chair lambasts the Weah administration for taking credits for feeder roads pavements, which the former regime started.

“Roads pavement especially, the community roads for which they are taking credit; we started them and it’s just the matter of completing them”, he says.

“Some of these [roads] were nearing completion; we stopped because of the election. For them to be claiming glory of something they have no idea about is astonishing and embarrassing. Every kilometer of road paved, the President will erect statue and put the Liberian flag under his image. That’s an insult to the state but, nobody sees that”, Paye continues.

He cites gross violation of the Constitution of Liberia by the President, which he notes, is worrisome, adding that President Weah recently nominated and commissioned Liberia’s ambassador to the United States without confirmation by the Liberian Senate.

Commenting on collaboration among opposition political parties here, Paye discloses that four key opposition parties are gearing up to form a bigger and united front against the ruling CDC in the impending 2020 midterm Senatorial election and the 2023 Presidential election, respectively.

By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor–Editing by Jonathan Browne

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