By Lewis S. Teh
Montserrado County District#7 Representative Solomon C. George, a zealot of the governing Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) says President Weah’s confidants in government are ill-advising him.
“Those who are ill-advising the President are the real problems of this country; the Bible says anyone that digs a pit shall fall into it”, Rep. George warns here.
He made the observation on Monday, March 21, 2022, in an interview with reporters on the grounds of the Capitol in Monrovia.
According to him, President Weah is working tremendously to put Liberia on the right trajectory, but few individuals around him continue to ill-advised him on key national issues but failed to cite specifics.
“George Weah is doing well but I’m insisting that there are some men around him carrying on wickedness, telling him lies, gossips and all sorts of things; that is wrong!” He notes.
Quoting from the Book of Ezekiel in the Holy Bible, the CDC lawmaker, noted for his vulgar languages in public, which earned him the nickname “Jah Rude”, says there are few men around the President, who have grouped themselves into a council, causing total wickedness, and their action isn’t helping at all.
The CDC lawmaker attributes the success of President Weah and his CDC-led government to love from the people of Liberia.
“These things can’t be happening and we as elders don’t speak; it’s good that we speak for people to know exactly what’s going on and the kind of people that are close to the President.”
Meanwhile, the Montserrado County lawmaker calls on the United States government to investigate activities of ESBI, a foreign electrical firm partnering with the Liberia Electricity Corporation, for allegedly denigrating the electricity sector of Liberia.
He says it’s frustrating that people would jubilate whenever electricity comes in their various communities, saying “We Liberian people we been civilized long time ago; we had electricity even before I was born.”
The ESBI management, he continues, shouldn’t continue to act unprofessionally and stresses a need for an audit at the institution.
“I’m asking the American Ambassador, who spoke yesterday about corruption to get involved because even some of us who are officials of government are facing serious problems with electricity issues.”
Rep. George was once arrested while visiting the United States and returned to Liberia during the administration of Ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
According to him, on countless occasions, he has written the Management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) for power supply, but to no avail, lamenting “If they can treat me like that then who else.”