9 October 2013

Liberia: Weah Leaves Youth Chair in Cold - Wants Him Investigated

The flag bearer of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Ambassador George M. Weah said his youth chairman Jefferson Korjee did not speak in the capacity as a chairperson, but rather as a Liberian citizen.

Speaking at the Center for Intellectual Exchange Organization CIEO, a local tea shop, on Tuesday October 8, 2013, Ambassador Weah said the party has its executive who usually speak on behalf of the party. The CDC political leader noted that recent statement made by the CDC youth chairman Korjee did not in any way constitute the party view and at such, needs to be questioned by relevant government institutions.

He added, instead of chairman Korjee be arrested and sent to jail, he urged relevant government institutions to invite him to give detail information on his recent statement. By that, he said, state security will be doing their job

Recently, the CDC national youth chairman, Jefferson Korjee at a news conference alleged that some Liberians especially government officials from the ruling Unity Party have grouped themselves under the banner Liberians for the Protection of Peace and Democracy (LPPD), were planning to overthrow the government of President Sirleaf upon her arrival from the USA on Wednesday, October, 9, 2103.

At that Press conference, Korjee alleged that Liberia' s Defense Minister, Brownie Samukai had given the approval for the plotters to carry out their mission smoothly. That, after such plot, they would name Cllr. Charles Brumskine as head of government. Brumskine is the former head of the Liberty party(LP), one of the political parties that contested in the last elections in 2011. Brumskine, after the elections said had resigned from active politics.

But in recent times, it has been rumored that he was planning to come back into politics.

But latest reports received from security sources, said that a writ of arrest was served on Mr. Korjee.

But partisans of the CDC, according to party sources, prevented court bailiff from effecting his arrest. No one from the CDC was immediately available for comment on this.

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