The Inquirer (Monrovia)

Liberia: Mary Broh Hits Back

What appears to be a war of words between the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) District # 7 Representative Solomon George and Monrovia Acting City Mayor Mary T. Broh seems far from ceasefire. Speaking during a town hall meeting with Liberians in Minnesota, USA as captured on YOUTUBE, Rep. George rang insults on the Mayor of Monrovia vowing to have her beaten and dragged to a public toilet where she will be defecated upon if she is not dismissed of the Mayoral post by President Sirleaf.

But in reaction to the story on the Wednesday edition of the Truth Break Fast local talk show, Mayor Broh said that Liberians should watch and see how she is going to deal with Rep. George. "I'm going to put women together to deal with both Reps. Acarous Gray and Solomon George," she stated on the show.

Mayor Broh told thousands of radio listeners yesterday that the battle has just begun and that the line has been drawn. She could not explain in detail what she meant but indicated that she is prepared to take on the CDC lawmaker at any given time.

But when the Talk Show host asked Major Broh as to how she would proceed to retaliate, she only said the media should watch out and see what would happen next. "Mamadee, you are a media man, just get ready and watch the drama. I will take on Solomon George," she said.

She however accused Rep. Gray of CDC for being one of the many lawmakers who are in the habit of attacking her. She recalled her recent visit at the Capitol Building during President Sirleaf's state of the nation address when he (Gray) physically insulted her, something the Acting Mayor pointed out but stated that Mr. Gray should also watch out for her too.

The Mayor further explained that Rep. Gray was amongst those who instigated people to attack her when she appeared before the plenary sometimes last year.

Giving justification for his threat at a town hall meeting called in the United States of America during his recent visit in that country, Representative George said Mary Broh is in the habit of demolishing poor people's homes and market stalls while leaving those of the rich and elites intact. He said this is corruption being carried out by the Acting City Mayor.

He explained to Liberians at the Town Hall meeting in the United States that the Acting City Mayor is in the habit of beating and sending to prison peaceful citizens citing an example how the Acting Mayor once stormed the Capitol Building, the seat of the National Legislature and handcuffed the protocol officer at the House of Representatives and had him jailed.

The Montserrado County lawmaker said this ugly behavior by Madam Broh is being facilitated by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf because the President continues to beg for the Acting City Mayor whenever she misbehaves publicly.

"This must stop or we have to fight. I will fight her. I will tie her and lay her near one of Monrovia's public toilets and shit on her," Representative George said amidst laughter from the Liberians that were at the meeting.

Representative George informed Liberians at the Town Hall meeting that some of those who fought in the Liberian civil war which ended ten years ago had hidden their weapons and arms and ammunition underground and as such a fight to remove Mary Broh would not be a difficult one.

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