Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill, Monday dismissed speculations on the Supreme Court ruling out the voting of the referendum in 2020 senatorial and By-elections.
Dismissing miss- interpretation of the Supreme Court ruling, the Minister said, the changing of the constitution will suit many Liberians especially those in the diaspora, and voting ‘YES’ to all clause will promote the change of the constitution.
According to the Supreme Court, voting for eight counts in three boxes is not advisable instead, NEC should provide eight boxes for the eight counts of the referendum in the 2020 elections.
Minister McGill said, voting YES to all counts will give Liberians in the diaspora the opportunity to own land and property and have dual nationality (Liberian and another country of their choice).
The Minister described those who do not support the voting of the referendum as greedy, selfish, and wicked.
Explaining one of the clauses in the referendum, he said, when all counts in the referendum are voted upon, the President will stay eleven years in power instead of twelve years.
Minister McGill promised to meet political party heads, civil society leaders, and small groups to encourage them to promote the voting of the referendum.
The Minister continued to appeal to all media institutions to promote the process and promised to work with the media in using their platforms to do more publicity of the referendum.
He also dismissed news that his boss, President George Weah is, changing the constitution to run for third and fourth terms respectively.
Mr. McGill said, the President is a law-abiding and peaceful citizen and wants every Liberian to taste the life of a politician.