Are Liberia’s 2017 Presidential Candidates Adopting A Code Of Silence Over Bribery Scandal In The Liberian Government?
It is a report that rises above what Liberians usually call “You Say I Say.” It is a report based on an investigation that was voluntarily carried out by an independent organization that has no fish to fry in Liberian politics. Global Witness is not a Liberian opposition, neither a critic of the Sirleaf-Boakai regime.
So why are Liberian politicians so silent, especially, the 2017 presidential candidates, except for Mr. Nat Barnes, who are seeking the votes of the people? Besides Mr. Barnes, it seems the other presidential candidates are too weak and compromised to express their displeasure about what has mounted to the selling of the birth right of Liberia’s present generation and generations to come. The cavalier and reckless manner our country natural resources are being managed by the current Liberian regime headed by Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Joseph Boakai under the banner of the Unity Party.
This report that has blanketed the Sirleaf-Boakai regime with news about briberies and corruption seems to have presented all these candidates an opportunity to unleash their ant-corruption prowess if they ever had any by expressing their discontent. However, it seems that they are waiting and watching as to how the Sirleaf-Boakai regime will get away with this scandal hoping to adopt the same tactics if any of them was to win the Liberian presidency.
This report requires no long time study, no waiting for evidence, the preponderance of things that were mentioned should be enough to invoke a strong reaction from any of these candidates who every chance they get are willing to say they will fight corruption. Their silence is in no way portrays each of them the type of person Liberians seek as their next leader.
P Nimely-Sie Tuon
PIC: Simeon Freeman Movement for Democratic Change [MDC] Political Leader