Vice President Jewel Howard – Taylor says she is not interested in gossips, in the wake of a disturbing leaked audio in which suspended Bong County Superintendent Esther Walker alleges that Madam Taylor and Rep. Marvin Cole are suspected of wanting to overthrow the government.
Speaking to a group of Legislative reporters Thursday, 21 February at the Capitol, Madam Taylor says she has no interest in the gossips and rumors that are circulating in the country.
Madam Taylor and Bong County Rep. Marvin Cole are named in a leaked audio recording believed to contain narratives of suspended Superintendent Esther Walker as those allegedly suspected by Finance Minister Samuel Tweah and Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Nathaniel McGill of wanting to overthrow the government.
Madam Walker alleges that the suspicion to overthrow the government came after Vice President Taylor was given high honor by the Chief Zoe of Bong County.
According to the recording, Madam Walker was angrily explaining her alleged encounter and conversation with senior members of Government at President George Manneh Weah’s Jamaica Resort off the Robertsfield Highway after the delivery of the State of the Nation Address.
But Vice President Taylor discloses that she is more concerned and focused on the improvement of the Liberian economy than to give ears to gossips.
“The governance of the state is of priority to me than to pay attention to issues that will undermine the growth and development of the country,” Vice President Taylor notes.
In a brief comment on the impeachment trial of Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh, Vice President Taylor vows that she will remain neutral in the impeachment trial.
And Madam Taylor stresses that Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh must be given due process under the law of Liberia.
Justice Ja’neh is standing impeachment trial at the Liberia Senate on the basis of allegations levied against him by members of the House of Representatives.
Masterminds of the impeachment process are lawmakers that are members of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).
By Ethel A. Tweh –Edited by Winston W. Parley