Scores of Liberians over the weekend in central Monrovia heavily criticized President George Weah for his recent appointment though he has the constitutional right to do so but they believe his most recent appointment of Tarplah Z. Davies alias Zoe Zoely as Deputy Defense Minister for Operations was a misstep and needs to be revisited.
In a vox pop interview, the angry citizens say it is to their utmost dismay for the Liberian leader to appoint a man who has so far threatened to kill anyone who will destroy his property in the name of protesting in Liberia.
In his live social media video post prior to his appointment Zoe-Zoely as he is popularly called stated that the symbol of everything he has worked for is in Liberia, “and I told people, anyone tries my property, I will kill them. I have said it and I will continue to say it openly”.He warned.
This harsh statement some concerned people of Liberia considered as unacceptable.
The threat they noted is not only condemnable but needs a strong action taken by the government against such individual.
They wondered why will President Weah appoint such a person who has openly threatened to kill his own people who he should be serving.
Mr. Davies of recent took to the social media warning those who are planning a protest calling for President Weah to step down to desist from such plan.
According to him their motive is evil and it is as well intended to loot thereby destroying properties in Liberia including his.
He added that the plan protesters strategy is also meant to send a very wrong and ugly signal about Liberia to the globe something he noted is unacceptable.
However, the concern citizens are urging president Weah to reconsidered his recent appointment of Zoe-Zoely by withdrawing such in the interest of peace.
“We are living in fear now, why if we don’t destroy his home but accidentally it gets damage as a result of fire, will he still kill us as well?, Is Liberia a lawless Country now where people can just come and kill people because they criticize government or protest which is a constitutional thing to do as a peaceful citizen, among others, they told this news outlet.
They also alleged and argued that Mr. Davies holds a US citizenship as such he can’t occupied said key position in government, a claim he is yet to respond to up till press time.
Moreover, they encouraged Dr. Weah to read some of the government related statue, seek proper, legal consultation before making some appointments in government in order to save the face of the Presidency.
In our vox pop they praised the Liberian leader for been a listening president as such they indicated that it is now time for him to again listen to his people and do the right thing of withdrawing Davies’ appointment.
The appointment of Tarpleh Davies is the third so far under the Weah led government that has been heavily and popularly criticized by the people.
It can be recalled that former LEITI boss Gabriel Nyenka, former Liberia’s Representative to the ILO- Isaac Jackson and many others were criticized by Liberians for diverse reasons.
Though the President has made the nomination or appointment of Tarpleh Davies as Deputy Minister for Operations at the Ministry of National Defense, the ball is now in the coat of the Liberian Senate to do due diligence during confirmation hearing especially looking at the ongoing debate surroundings his appointment.