‘I Will Not Come to Liberia for the Elections’: Costa Tells Supporters

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By Ayeason Yeeba (Intern)

Council of Patriots Chairman Henry P. Costa said on Wednesday he would not return to Liberia for the midterm senatorial elections due to fear of being tampered with by the Weah-led government.

“I am not going to Liberia anymore for elections. I wanted to go in November, but am not going to make it anymore,” Costa said on the July 8, edition of his ‘Costa Show.’

Costa expressed fear that he could be tampered with during his coronavirus test upon arrival at the Robert International Airport (RIA). The government of Liberia recently issued several guidelines for travelers with mandatory screening, testing, wearing a mask, and maintaining social distancing highlighted as some of the guidelines for all travelers to adhere to.

Earlier this year in January, Mr. Costa told the BBC that he would have returned to Liberia, challenging the government to arrest and prosecute him.

Meanwhile, the government of Liberia through the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) has disclosed that Mr. Costa still has charges against him as investigation surrounding his forgery case has not been concluded.

Costa alleged that the government is exploring every means necessary to manipulate the pending midterm senatorial elections. He encouraged politicians to stand their grounds and campaign on the basis of their conviction and aspirations for the country.

He at the same time assured the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) of his continuous support and will do it from aboard. “I will help from here; I will do what I can for the candidates running, but I will not go to Liberia at all,” Costa said.