False And Untrue, Government Terms Social Media Report Linking President George Weah To A Six Month Medical Leave


Deputy Presidential Press Secretary, Smith Toby has branded social media report linking the Liberian leader to a claim six month medical leave as false, misleading and unfortunate.

Addressing Executive Mansion reporters Tuesday, Mr. Toby said contrary to media reports, President Weah is strong, very healthy, sound and is working hard in the general interest of the Liberian people.

Mr. Toby said the allegation is baseless and intended to serve as a distraction something he noted the Government will not give credence to.

Moreover he emphasized that as part of the President’s healthy nature, he is expected to attend a special regional security meeting in Burkinafaso on Saturday and will later on officially open the ECOWAS extraordinary session in Monrovia scheduled for September 16, 2019.

Mr. Toby also told Executive Mansion Reporters that the Liberian leader will also later this month attend the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York, the United States of America.

In a related development the Liberian leader has invited the President of the International Criminal Court Chile Eboe Osuji to Liberia.

The focus of the visit is to among other things hold consultations for the possible establishment of the War and Economic Crimes Court in Liberia.

His pending visit came following the Liberian leader recent interaction including sideline discussions with ICC’s President Osuji in Nigeria.

According to Smith Toby, the final decision whether to establish a war and economic crimes court in Liberia is not with President Weah along rather the entire Country especially the people’s direct representatives, the Lawmakers.

It can be recalled that traditional leaders also on Monday added their voices to the many to calling on President Weah to see the need for the establishment of the World and Economic Crimes Court in Liberia.

Mr. Weah has however encouraged the media to cross check their facts before publication noting that professionalism should be upheld by all Journalists in the practice of their profession.

Smith said government remains fully committed to changing the living standards of its people but was quick to urge them to exercise patience.