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Weah still playing football

Urey unleashes salvo

By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi

Liberian businessman-turned-politician, Benoni Wilfred Urey, is upset about the poor state of affairs in the country under President George Manneh Weah, noting that President Weah, a former soccer icon, is still playing football with the lives of Liberians, instead of improving their living condition.

Mr. Urey laments that President Weah is seriously dribbling Liberian electorate, who he claimed, made a mistake in electing him (Weah) to the Presidency in 2017 despite not presenting a convincing platform other than showing himself on television playing football.

“Mr. Weah didn’t promise anything; he never gave any speech; he never participated in any debate; the only thing he did was to bring television showing himself playing football. He’s still playing football, he’s dribbling your”, says Urey, who is also leader of his All-Liberian Party (ALP). 

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Speaking in World Bank Community, Kakata, Margibi County when the county chapter of the ALP over the weekend endorsed former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai’s bid for the Presidency, the ALP leader blamed the current leadership deficit in the country on alleged voters’ mistake at the poll in 2017.

Mr. Urey: “It’s the mistake all of us or some of us made that is causing this problem today, if we had voted wisely, we will never be where we are today.”

He observes that President Weah is making the road smooth or easier for the opposition bloc for 2023, given the way his government is proceeding with the country.

According to him, he feels the pain of Liberians, who stood in long queues for days just to purchase a (25kgs) bag of rice, adding that Mr. Boakai is the best person to address the problems of Liberia.

However, Mr. Urey’s statement about a strong opposition contradicts his exit from the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) along with former Vice President Boakai which disappointingly disintegrated the once formidable opposition collaboration. Editing by Jonathan Browne


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