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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaPolice Director Chris Massaquoi has come under heavy public criticism, with harsh words of condemnation coming from some senior government officials over a purported letter he wrote Justice Minister Christian Tah requesting permission to probe Vice President Joseph Boakai and other senior officials over a reported interim government in the making.

Director Massaquoi on September 3, 2014 allegedly wrote Minister Tah seeking permission to invite for questioning, the Vice President of the Republic Liberia, Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai,  the Chairman of the Governance Commission (GC),  Dr. Amos C. Sawyer and the Minister of State without Portfolio, Mr. Commany B. Wesseh.

Barley 24 hours after his request was published in the local media here, Director Massaquio went into complete public denial.

His denial has provoked increasing public criticisms following the leakage of his purported letter in the press and on social media.

Among those hauling criticisms at the Director is one of the senior government officials named in the letter, Minister of State without portfolio Mr. Conmany Wesseh.

Wesseh has rubbished the police move, saying, that if it is true that the LNP wrote for permission of the Minister of Justice to probe the “conspirators”, then the agency has smeared its own reputation especially if it had convincing reason for its suggested action.

“What sense does it make for the Vice President to remove himself from office to install someone else as head of an interim government? What was Dr. Sawyer, Mr. Urey and I benefit from this fruitless adventure?” Wesseh quipped.

Hoping that the media report linking him, the Vice President and other senior officials to a probe was false and misleading, he said  then he is sorry to say that the story can be nothing more than the figment of the imagination of its creator. A situation he termed as a simple act of mischief designed to distract genuine Liberian patriots and their leaders from fighting the deadly Ebola pandemic that is ravaging the nation.

In  his official letter address to various media outlets here, Wesseh who is out of the country said the alleged request by the police  presents all government officials in a very childish light. “It appears that someone has successfully hoodwinked our Police to attempt this derailment of the Government from its serious war against Ebola,” he said.

Wesseh went further to state that for the purpose of information, he is rounding up his mission to the United States of America where he has been working with Diaspora Liberian and American groups mobilizing medical equipment and supplies to be shipped to Liberia and encouraging Liberian and other volunteers to help fight Ebola.

He noted that he has been focusing his campaign on the huge reservoir of Liberians in the US who are doing some extraordinary work for their motherland. He said the talk of an interim government is a distraction and a stunt of mischief makers, adding that all Liberians must join forces to fight Ebola.

“One must be alive to play games.  The idea of an interim government runs counter to everything necessary to eradicate Ebola, consolidate democracy through elections and pursue development.”

 


 


Commany Wesseh writes media outlets – Probing the so-called Interim Government‏

Media Outlet

I have read in the FrontPageAfrica and The News Newspapers and heard of a Liberian National Police “probe”  into a reported attempt by myself and certain very high and respected  personalities to form an interim government in place of the elected serving government of Liberia. My co-conspirators were named as the Vice President of Liberia, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Former President of the Interim Government of National Unity of Liberia (1990 to 1994) and Chair of the Governance Commission Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer and businessman/politician Benoni Urey.

I am sorry to say that the story can be nothing more than the figment of the imagination of its creator.  I think that it is a simple act of mischief designed to distract genuine Liberian patriots and their leaders from fighting the deadly Ebola pandemic that is ravaging our country.  If it is true that the LNP wrote for permission of the Minister of Justice to probe the “conspirators”, then the agency has smeared its own reputation especially if it had convincing reason for its suggested action. 

What sense does it make for the Vice President to remove himself from office to install someone else as head of an interim government? What was Dr. Sawyer, Mr. Urey and I to benefit from this fruitless adventure. The story presents all of us in this government in a very childish light. It appears that someone has successfully hoodwinked our Police to attempt this derailment of the Government from its serious war against Ebola.

For the purpose of information, I wish to report that I am rounding up my mission to the United States of America where I have been working with diaspora Liberian and American groups mobilizing medical equipment and supplies to be shipped to Liberia and encouraging Liberian and other volunteers to help fight Ebola. I have been focusing my campaign on the huge reservoir of Liberians in this country who are doing some extraordinary work for their motherland.  This has kept me on the road, going sleepless nights in the Washington DC Metro Area, State of Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota and North Carolina.  I met and spoke with Liberian professionals, community leaders and their friends at community centers, churches and offices.  I had very useful meetings with American political and business leaders, philanthropists and charities.

The outcome of all of these is beginning to show.  Many Liberian-Americans are lobbying their Legislators to support the fight against Ebola. I have no doubt that the passionate plea of our President to President Obama and the American people as well as the intense lobbying power of the Liberian diaspora conspired with the security interest of the United States for the dramatic decision of the US government to intervene in full force to help fight the epidemic.  At least two major charities are stocking and loading tons of equipment and supplies for Liberia beginning 20th September.

On the political front, my message to all Liberians has been emphatic and clear, Talk of an interim government is a distraction and a stunt of mischief makers. All Liberians must join forces to fight Ebola. One must be alive to play games.  We must commit everything to saving lives.  The idea of an interim government runs counter to everything necessary to eradicate Ebola, consolidate democracy through elections and pursue development. That message was carried on major news outlets in the places visited.

That is all my precious time was wasted to say when I preparing for the hearing at the US Congress today.

Thanks,

Conmany B. Wesseh
Minister of State without Portfolio
Office of the President

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