28 July 2014

Liberia: 'Corruption Prevalent in Govt - Neyor Asserts

Mr. Christopher Neyor, former President of the National Oil Company of Liberia andMontserrado County Senatorial aspirant, has asserted that corruption is prevalent in the government.

Speaking in Monrovia, Mr. Neyor noted that government officials are hugely siphoning state resources at the detriment of the suffering masses.

He mentioned that the government is not only corrupt but it has miserably failed to address the worsening socio-economic conditions of Liberians in the country.

The former President of NOCAL pointed out that Liberians continue to live in abject and stark poverty while the cronies of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf continue to enjoy wealth.

Mr. Neyor noted that his intention or quest to become Senator of Montserrado County is to help fight nepotism, corruption and sectionalism that have engulfed the government.

He further indicated that he will be a formidable force in the upcoming special election and will defeat anyone who raises his or her hand against him.

Committing on his previous action of withdrawing from the race, the former NOCAL boss pointed out that it was a clever tactic to allow the people to focus on the real issues that were being raised in his open letter to the Liberian leader.

"I withdrew from the process, because the letter was politicized thus allowing people to thwart the real issues that were pointed out in the letter," he maintained.

"I have to tactically engage the withdrawal exercise to expose the adversary of Liberians so the tangible issues highlighted are being looked at in the letter," the Montserrado County Senatorial aspirant indicated.

He claimed that there was a calculated plan to kill his dream and ambition to become Senator of Montserrado County.

Last month, Mr. Neyor was petitioned in Johnsonville by scores of Liberians to contest the pending senatorial election, but he withdrew from the process after writing an opening letter to President Johnson Sirleaf about her plans to eliminate him to cover some of the ills existing in government.

He resigned from the contest after picking bone with the Liberian leader owing to the immense public opinions that were built against him as it relates to the issues he spoke of in his open letter.

Some pundits have criticized his move and have termed him to be inconsistent and a politician who cannot be trusted.

In his letter, Mr. Neyor earlier alleged that the President has made venomous statements on more than one occasion that she will destroy him so that her son Robert A. Sirleaf can have an easy path to the Senatorial seat of Montserrado County and eventually to the Presidency in the 2017 election to succeed her.

"Your threat to destroy me comes at a time when there are media reports of your son, Robert, frantically trying to buy off all the Montserrado County's senatorial candidates and promising cash for others to abandon their political parties to support his candidacy for Montserrado," Mr. Neyor wrote.

Mr. Neyor further wrote, "Your threats to destroy me emanates from the fact that I have grass-root support and I cannot be purchased even with Robert's millions. Despite these threats, I will remain a formidable candidate for the race."

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