22 July 2014

Liberia: Over Oil Block Protest - Findley Attacks Urey

Mr. Benoni Urey, a close confidant of detained former Liberian President Charles G. Taylor, has been attacked by the Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, G. Milton Findley.

Speaking in a rather harsh tune at Capitol Building office over recent protest being staged against the sale of the remaining four oil blocks, Senator Findley said Mr. Urey is not a true leader, and that if he has anything against their operations, he should stop using young Liberians for his selfish agenda.

Senator Findley mentioned that a true leader will be more constructive rather than engaging into destructive activities.

The Senator of Grand Bassa County, who is poised for reelection, maintained that Mr. Urey is the one who is behind the protest.

"Stop encouraging young people to destroy our country for your selfish aggrandizement," he asserted.

The government official said the private businessman should understand that Liberia is trying and he cannot overturn the gains we have made. He challenged Mr. Urey to come in the public's glare to express his dissatisfaction before the Legislature.

Senator Findley stressed that the close associate of Mr. Taylor is bent on destroying the country.

The Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate indicated that Urey is a novice when it comes to the sale of oil blocks and that he does not understand the procedures that are followed in the process.

He noted that sales of the oil blocks are done by negotiation, and the Senate will have to ratify whatever that comes from the House of Representatives before such is sold or given out.

"If people want oil blocks, we give due diligence before they can be sold and the Legislature cannot sell the blocks like that," Senator Findley indicated.

The Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate pointed out that he as an individual cannot sell oil blocks, because there is always a rigorous process that is followed.


WAEC Administers 'Leaked Exams'?

Against its own core values of excellence and integrity in administering the annual exams, the Monrovia National Office… Read more »

Copyright © 2014 The New Republic Liberia. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 1,200 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.