A Montserrado County senatorial candidate and ex-president of the National Oil Company, Christopher Z. Neyor, says the Government’s fight against corruption in Liberia is a lip-service.
Mr. Neyor, who heads the Form for Democratic Reform or FODR, says the main focus of the 2014 special senatorial election is the oil sector of Liberia, adding that the first opportunity elected candidates will have is to enrich themselves and their family members.
He said government’s professed fight against corruption is based on selfish motives because officials have no connection with the critical situations on the ground, coupled with a lack of national consciousness and the culture of impunity where one group of people keep benefiting from the state resources that should be for the benefit of all.
Speaking recently in Monrovia, he said the issue situation of corruption is based on the influence of family and friends of the President. According to the aspiring lawmaker, the Legislature gets more corrupt sometimes than the Executive, arguing that the corruption fight can be handled if people have integrity or respect for character.
Mr. Neyor noted that the plan to conduct the special senatorial elections amidst the Ebola crisis is in the interest of some politicians, but he is completely opposed to holding elections in December in support of advice by health authorities to avoid large gathering and over crowdedness in public places.