Fruitless Dialogue hits President Weah as Council of Patriots awaits chosen June 7


The Government of Liberia on Tuesday climaxed a National Unification stakeholders’ round table with planners of the popularized June 7 protest in Monrovia.

The dialogue which brought together officials of government, religious and traditional leaders, including Liberia’s national and international partners, was projected to have heard and addressed the concerns of aggrieved Liberians under the banner “Council of Patriots”.

Speaking at the meeting which appeared unfruitful, President George Weah termed “unfortunate” the refusal of the Council of Patriots to present their concerns to the Unification stakeholders round-table.

According to the president some issues labelled as grievances are personal in nature among other national concerns to be raised by the group.

He on Tuesday reminded COP and the Liberia People of the his inaugural speech of which he lighted “a broken economy” inherited from past administration.

Despite his earlier statement to the nation, the Liberia Leader told the Council of Patriots (COP) that  it is his responsibility to give the economy a face-lift.

He has meanwhile vowed to audit all past government officials in a mood to establish some of the root causes of the current challenged Economic system.

Speaking earlier was one of the representatives of the Council of Patriots, Abraham Darius Dillon who requested President Weah to commit to upholding the Constitution and guarantee their rights on June 7 while they stage what is supposed to be a peaceful assembly.

Dillon in an interview with KMTV News said their intent about the protest is of national concerns and not derailing the peace as being circulated by some Liberians.

The Vice Chair for political Affairs of Liberty Party also noted that anyone who deprives them of their constitutional right is likely to stabilizing the peace on ground that a country of democracy is open to such cause.

At the same time, the Unification dialogue, ECOWAS Ambassador Baba Tunde urged the protesters to do everything in the supreme interest of Liberia.

For his part, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Yacoub El Hillo said he is optimistic that the protest will start and end peaceful as such challenged the government to allow such democratic process.