The Chairman of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has declared that Ambassador George Weah, who now heads the Peace and Reconciliation Commission in this government, must resign.
Chairman George Solo emphasized the need for Mr. Weah to resign his post on grounds that the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf-led administration has failed to prioritize peace and reconciliation among the 3.5 million people of Liberia. Solo also alleged that the government was fully practicing elitism, nepotism and rampant corruption.
He said if the political leader of the CDC continues to serve in such capacity, it would create the impression that the party was in support of the bad form of governance being displayed by Madam Sirleaf and her officials.
Speaking to the New Dawn yesterday at the residence of Ambassador Weah outside Monrovia, the CDC Chairman noted that President Sirleaf, who's blessed with wealth of international experience in peace-building, was 'joking' with peace and reconciliation, adding that the government was taking the citizens, who elected her twice, for a ride. He noted that the resignation of Ambassador Weah would send a strong signal to the international community.
According to him, since the appointment of Weah as peace and reconciliation ambassador, the government has failed to create an office space, as well as the space of empowerment, through finances- something, he claimed, was indicative inability and unpreparedness to ensure peace for the people of Liberia.
Commenting on the 'Ellen must step down campaign'; the CDC Chairman noted taht the governance form currently exhibited by the regime was sufficient for the administration to give way.
He called for the immediate resignation of President Sirleaf if she really loves Liberia and its people, further frowning at the arrest and subsequent detention of some partisans of the CDC, including Vice Chairman Mulbah Morlu.
"Why arrest Liberians because they only countered the thinking of your praise singers? Those arrested have a serious cause, and that cause is fighting for the redemption of the Liberian people, who are suffering from the bad governance; Parents have failed to cater to their family's needs, all because this government chooses to abuse the resources of our country."
"The praise singers of the president- I learnt yesterday- dished out US$10.00 to each person to get on bus to welcome a returning demon. When Mr. Morlu and others refused to join the bandwagon, you arrest them under the falsehood of inciting people against a sitting President-what an ironically?" He asserted. Meanwhile, Solo has pointed out that the legal team of the CDC was currently working with the police to ensure the release of the CDC partisans, he believed, numbered about 20 plus.
It can be recalled that Ambassador Weah, following his return to the country last week, termed the "Ellen Step Down" campaign as 'reckless and untimely'. But with this statement from his party's chairman, it is no doubt now clear that the leadership of the CDC is either divided or on political trickery.