Unknown criminals have reportedly burglarized the local offices of opposition United Peoples’ Party (UPP) in Montserrado County District #15, making away with several valuables and cash.
Making the disclosure to reporters on Wednesday, 30 August on Bushrod Island, UPP Montserrado County District #15 representative candidate Rev. Musu Dukuly – Ketter said the incident happened at night on Tuesday, 29 August when she and her office staff had gone home.
She laments that the alleged criminals broke through the back door of the office and took away chairs, a computer, campaign materials, and over L$40,000 intended for her campaign foot – soldiers in various parts of the district. Rev. Ketter, who appears very frustrated, blames the situation on detractors whose intention she says is to sabotage her campaign activities in the district.
The UPP candidate says she has already reported the matter to the Liberia National Police (LNP) to ensure that the situation is investigated and get those responsible arrested and prosecuted.
But Rev. Ketter insists that the incident at her office will not deter she and supporters from vigorously campaigning across the district, boasting that UPP presidential candidate McDonald Wento and other officials of the party are expected to storm the district shortly.
She calls on UPP partisans across District #15 to be focused and persistent in ensuring that the party wins the representatives and presidential elections in October. Meanwhile, a resident of Logan Town Mr. Daniel Walker, who also spoke to this paper has strongly condemned the act by detractors of the UPP.
He claims that it is the intention of detractors to only frustrate the work of some of the candidates participating in the representative election within the district. Mr. Walker warns individuals bent on creating political wounds to candidates vying for the representative post to desist, noting that he and other members of the district would coordinate in ensuring that people involved in these unwholesome behaviors are arrested and prosecuted. –Edited by Winston W. Parley