13 February 2013

Liberia: Apologize to Mary Broh, or - CSO Cautions Rep. George

Representative Solomon George of Montserrado County District #7 is being called upon to do the most honorable thing of apologizing to Acting Monrovia City Mayor, Madam Mary Broh or have himself to blame for the consequences.

Rep. George and Madam Broh have been at loggerhead since the inauguration of the 52nd National Legislature in 2012, and there seems to be no end to the confusion considering recent remarks attributed to the lawmaker.

Rep. George was quoted as threatening to tie and drag the Acting City Mayor, and even allegedly used invectives for her continued demolition exercises.

Based on the apparent weight of the situation involving the two government officials, particularly Rep. George's seeming unwillingness to drop arms, a civil society activist is taking a fight to him, urging him to apologize to the City Mayor or pay the price.

The Chairman of the Coalition to Combat Impunity and Protect Natural Resources (COCINAR) & the Independent Journalist Network of Liberia (IJONETOL) Emmanuel Gonquoi has accordingly given 72 hour ultimatum to the District #7 lawmaker to openly apologize to the Monrovia Acting City Mayor on the same international wire he allegedly used to demonize her.

"If he refuses to apologize we will do all in our reach to call for his suspension from the Legislature", he noted, and vowed to pursue all legal means leading to the impeachment of Representative George.

COPCINAR and LJONETOL condemned the alleged reckless attack against the Monrovia Acting City Mayor.

The group, in a joint statement issued in Monrovia, described the lawmaker's alleged comments as being very disrespectful, and even referred to him as an unpatriotic citizen who does not have dream for his people.

"We want to openly declare that Mr. George lacks every attribute of honorability and therefore want to call on the Montserrado Legislative caucus, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and the National Legislature to see reason and suspend Mr. George for time indefinite", the group said.

According to the chairman of the group, the lawmaker is on record for insulting constituted leaders in the past and going with impunity.

"We want to inform you that Representative George is a complete embarrassment to the lower house. We are also of the strongest conviction that CDC will not encourage violence against women in this country", the Chairman warned

He used the occasion to call on the CDC to exemplify in its quest to combat violence against women in Liberia by taking action against Mr. George.

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