The Office of Vice President Jewel Howard – Taylor has cautioned President George Manneh Weah not to take for granted gossips being spread to him by alleged opposition to create misunderstanding between the latter and Madam Taylor.
The Coordinator of Madam Taylor’s Bong County Office, Mr. Kusee Armstrong told a press conference Wednesday, 20 February that government must investigate and come up with findings into claims that his boss Madam Taylor and Bong County Rep. Marvin Cole want to overthrow the government.
The Vice President’s Office makes the call in the wake of a disturbing audio of suspended County Superintendent Esther Walker that is leaked to the public with claims that key officials of President Weah’s government are suspecting the Vice President and Rep. Marvin Cole of wanting to overthrow the government.
“A country like Liberia does not take terrorism charges lightly. If President Weah were someone who does not investigate, then by now, he [would have] ordered the arrest of Veep Howard Taylor and Hon. Marvin Cole,” Armstrong says.
“So what we are say is that the President should not take this situation for granted,” he continues.
Armstrong calls on the government to investigate and come up with findings because he is sure that it’s the opposition bloc that is carrying lies against Madam Taylor and Rep. Cole to the President.
He specifically accuses members of the opposition bloc from Bong County of spreading gossip to Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Kojee, Minister of State Nathaniel McGill and Finance Minister Samuel Tweh.
He warns the opposition bloc from the County to stay away from the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) government, adding that “if we want to consult them, we will do so. But let them stay [away] from us.”
Armstrong alleges that the county’s opposition bloc only intends to bring the government down, claiming that all the opposition leaders in Bong have surrounded President Weah, spreading speculation of gossips to the latter.
Mr. Armstrong fails to name the opposition that are involved, but he accuses members of the former governing Unity Party.
He claims that some members of the Unity Party who served their first term during former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s first term in office are carrying gossip to President Weah.
Deputy House Speaker Prince Kermue Moye is the only current lawmaker from Bong County that served his first term during former President Sirleaf’s first term.
Armstrong maintains that this situation might lead to serious misunderstanding if President Weah doesn’t exercise care.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong –Edited by Winston W. Parley