(13, Feb. 2020)– Fellow-citizens, we extend revolutionary greetings and solidarity during this unbearable, unwarranted and unjustified gasoline crisis painstakingly encumbering livelihood in our homeland. This nightmare we believe is born out of sheer greed, insensitivity and inherent incompetence on the part of public officials presiding over institutions responsible for the availability of petroleum products in our country, a press statement emanating from the One People Revolutionary Movement (OPRM) has said.
Henceforth, we would like to plainly state for the record that given the revealing, striking and scaring information we are getting from profoundly credible sources regarding the gasoline shortage in our country and the bloody scandal associated with it, we are calling for an independent investigation to be conducted by reputable and distinguished Liberian non-state actors, OPRM cautioned.
We believe with will and courage that, the current committee set up by Mr George Weah to probe causes of the gasoline shortage, which has submerged the country into a blistering crisis–crippling every aspect of livelihood for citizens totally lacks the quantum of integrity and moral rectitude required to independently probe this matter to any logical and forthright conclusion. Therefore, it must be unconditionally squashed and decommissioned to make way for a rather sound and independent committee.
OPRM release further said, we make this submission based on the fact that powerful hands who are reportedly wrapped into this scandal possess sufficient influence to undermine and possibly thwart the investigation being carried out by this committee that is comprised of avowed apologists of the President and his closed confidants. In short, the committee set up to look into this matter cannot be trusted at any inch! It is a sham meant to bamboozle the Liberian public and shield rogue elements who are responsible for this horrifying debacle that is hurting the country in no small way.
Given the gravity of this ongoing gasoline crisis and the corresponding ripple effect on public life, we believe it deserves deeper and sober investigation with professional and credible findings established and presented to the Liberian people. The PEOPLE deserve to know the truth and any attempt to hide the truth in the name of protecting certain individuals will meet fierce resistance. May this government be warned to heed and do what is right and just.
Comrade Moncio Robert Wilmot Kpadeh will speak on this in a special podcast scheduled for 12: noon tomorrow, the release concluded. Uhuru Na Kazi!