Why Liberia electorate should vote out George Weah- Former VP

The presidential candidate of Liberia’s opposition Unity Party Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai, has carpeted President George Weah for endless foreign junketing, claiming it was returning the country to pre-war conflict situation.

The former Vice President, at a briefing in Monrovia, stated the major problem confronting Liberia at the moment was lack of leadership.

Urging Liberians to be prepared to vote out Weah in the 2023 presidential election, Ambassador Boakai accused President Weah of unconscionable corruption and profligacy that Liberians must bring to an end.

He said: “As I speak to you, President Weah has left the country and will be away for the next seven weeks without any tangible explanation to the Liberian people…it is needless to say that his long stay away from the country with no tangible reason is unprecedented in the history of the Liberian Presidency. Of course, we are aware that President Weah’s presence or absence are the same, but at least with minimum effect on our financial resources.”

Accusing the Weah government of mind boggling corruption, Ambassador Boakai specifically cited the National Housing and Population Census preparation, which, he said has been marred by “controversies, characterised by outright corruption and lack of well-defined policies.”

The presidential front runner noted that all the reasons provided by the former leaders and rulers of the Republic as justification for the wars that led to the deaths of thousands of innocent souls, such as bad governance, corruption, misuse of public office, and failure to organise credible elections, are back in full swing.

“Today we are threatened by the same reasons that were used by insurgents to destroy our country. As responsible citizens, we will not fold our arms and allow an irresponsible Government to invite another crisis to Liberia,” he lamented.

Boakai also lamented the shortage and escalating prices of rice and other staple food and condemned the government’s inability to pay civil servants on time, with its attendant ripple effects on parents’ abilities to meet up with their responsibilities at the home front.

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