Campus – based Student Unification Party (SUP) at the University of Liberia (UL) says it is in full support of the planned June 7 protest by a group calling itself Council of Patriots (COP) if President George Manneh Weah refuses to address the suffering of the Liberian people.
In a news conference held on Friday, 10 May on UL Capitol Hill campus, SUP Chairman Carlos Tingbah Edison said SUP supports the June 7 Protest to end the suffering of the Liberia people.
“As you may be aware in March of this year SUP launch the Weah Step down Campaign, providing sixty reasons for the decision” he said.He claims that the June 7 protest is just a prelude to the progressive and popular call for President Weah to step aside because he has allegedly proven unfit to lead in all dimensions.
He accuses the President having the appetite for illicit wealth.Student Edison, since the ascendency of President Weah, nothing is convincing to the citizens that Liberia is making progress.
At the same time Chairman Edison told reporters that SUP will not relent in mobilizing 50,000 students and youth groups that will join the protest.
“This planned June 7 is non – negotiable and SUP shall be at the full front of this popular people revolution. With national urgency, we must and we will save the state,” Edison continues.SUP further calls on President Weah to prioritize education and abandon his wealth seeking spree.
He urges the government to find money to fund the University because such statutory onus is upon the government to do so according to the 1952 chapter that created the state – run university.By Lewis S. Teh—Edited by Winston W. Parley