President George Weah has sounded a sharp warning to all officials of government to refrain from serving as spokespersons for the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change, the CDC.
Addressing a regular presidential update Tuesday, August 6, 2019, Deputy Presidential Press Secretary Smith Toby told reporters that the CDC is an established and a recognized political body that has a structure and responsible team and should at all times be under obligation to speak for the Party and not any official of government.
The President’s warning comes less than a week after the youth league chair of the CDC Jefferson Koijee threatened that the CDC will counter protest anyone opposition who will protest against the government, something President Weah noted is unacceptable.
According to Smith, President Weah will suspend and or dismissed any of his official who will undermine the peace of his government through their respective utterances.
“My Government will not tolerate Counter-protest, My Government will not support unrecognized spokesperson of the CDC including acts that will undermine the peace of the Country”, Smith added,
At the same time the Liberian leader condemned in the strongest termed recent political violence in Congo Town which led to the unlawful attacks on Deputy Police Director For Operations, Marvin Sackor.
He said the president is a President of all Liberians and will do all he can to protect the rights of all Liberians including protecting the peace of the land.
President Weah noted that is also seriously concerned about ongoing Police investigation into the matter and is poised to honor any legal recommendations in the interest of protecting Liberia’s peace process.
The Liberian leader has at the same time promised to jealously guide and protect the peace of the state and warned all Liberians to abide by the rule of law at all times.
Meanwhile the Deputy Press Secretary Toby has clarified that the government has no plans for any reshuffle in government due to the just ended bi-election as alleged by some Liberians in the public.
Smith Told Executive Mansion reporters that the President is more concerned about transforming the lives of his people, the bread and butter issues as well as building the infrastructure of the nation.
Currently he noted that discussions are in the making to help address the hike in the prices of the nation’s staple food rice and other key commodities.
He said the president is working tirelessly to gradually address the current hardship facing the nation and its people.
In a related development plans he indicated are on the way for the construction of the Ducor Continental Hotel soon.
“Discussions are well on course as concession certificate has been issued while the President has constituted a special team “, Smith added.
Moreover, he pointed out that NIC team has been set up to determine the level of damaged done at the facilities among others.
More efforts he said are in the making by the Weah led administration to help develop Liberia for the betterment of all Liberians soon.