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UP denies purported blacklist

September 18, 2023-Monrovia, Liberia: A list containing names of 67 individuals including politicians and senior journalists purported to be released by opposition Unity Party or UP banning these individuals from ever holding public positions in a potential UP-led government has been denied.

UP in a press release issued Monday, September 18, described the list as a frivolous creation by the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led government.

The purported “blacklist”, which has been making rounds on various platforms on social media, according to the UP is being circulated by mainly CDC-zealous and collaborators and it claims to have names of people the Unity Party-led government plans to eliminate as well.

“The Unity Party categorically distances itself from such malicious lies orchestrated by the CDC for propaganda purposes,” UP said.

“We are not surprised that a day after the Liberian people defied torrential rain and assembled to affirm their support for the Presidential bid of H. E Joseph Nyuma Boakai and the Rescue Team, the CDC has gone in panic mood and as such; have resulted to using desperate propaganda to taint the democratic image of the Unity Party,” UP added.

The UP notes that the only post war targeted list was created by the CDC immediately after they assumed the Leadership of Liberia and has since been targeting, eliminating and generally harming Liberians.

“The mysterious deaths of Albert Peter, Gifty Lama, Matthew Innis, et al are all clear examples of what the CDC has done and still desirous of doing to coverup their devilish activities against the poor masses of our people,” it added.

The Unity Party said it believes all Liberians are equal and will be equally protected and included in the new government led by a responsible and experienced public servant, Amb. Joseph Nyumah Boakai. No government has employed more opposition than the Unity Party-led government.

“We recall the appointments of George Weah as Peace Ambassador of Liberia, Nathaniel Mcgill as Assistant Minister while still serving as Secretary General of the CDC, Samuel Tweah as Consultant at the Ministry of Finance and later on at the AFDB and host of others.

Unlike the CDC which has skewed opportunities away from the people and made them strangers in their own economy, the Unity Party provided the platform for every Liberian to participate in the administration of their own affairs. Liberian businesses were on the horizon during the UP administration.

The UP calls on the CDC to campaign on its record of service if there is any and desist from childish propaganda that has the proclivity to undermine the peace and stability of the country. The UP is calling on all partisans, members of Alliance parties and supporters of the rescue mission to continue with the door-to-door campaign and ultimately come out in their mass to vote against the CDC-led government on October 10, 2023.” The release concluded

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