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The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL), a civic society organization based in the United States of America (USA) is urging Liberians to be very mindful that most of the resources being shared or distributed by political candidates are the very resources they either use their power to deprive Liberians off.


EMOL, in a strong worded statement, signed by its Executive Director Mr. Jarweken Wiah, says Liberia doesn’t need a president that would make himself a semi-god. The election group adds that one who steals state resources is hailed as hero in the Liberian political subsystem.

EMOL wonders as to where those contesting for the presidency get their resources, adding that politicians invent or produce nothing from which they make money. According to EMOL, the monies and other materials candidates are now giving out to persuade the electorate to vote for them are bad determinant for good governance.

EMOL claims that all present and past government officials failed to speak against the huge salaries and allowances at the expense of ordinary Liberians. But it believes that Liberia needs a leader who will take the stage to work for the people rather than for self-interest, for families and the elite at the hem of power.

EMOL calls for the prevention of government officials using their power to get things from the business community illegally, and firmly warns the business community not to comply.
The organization concludes that government officials are personalizing state resources as their own and turning them into patronage network.

By Emmanuel Mondaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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