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23.08.2011 Feature Article

IS LIBERIA RETURNING TO THE DARK DAYS?

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By: Joe Noutoua Wandah/Monrovia
Is Liberia returning to the dark days when free thinking was forbidden to the extend that intolerance was the order of the day when ones candid opinion was never spoken of in public? In recent passed score of citizens including Maryland County Senator Gloria Musu Scott was attacked in her constituency in Maryland county. Soccer star Frank Seton was also attacked in a gathering for not supporting another political candidate and the more recent was an alleged arson attack against President Sirleaf's Deputy Campaign Manager Lenn Eugene Nagbe, which left his car burnt to ashes, has drawn much public concern with Montserrado County Representative Edwin Snowe making a startling revelation.

Snowe has disclosed that an earlier threatening text message sent to Nagbe prior to the attack on his residence is traceable to the fiancée of George Ware, the chief bodyguard to Congress for Democratic Change or CDC Vice Standard Bearer George Weah.

He said the text message has already been presented to the police to assist with ongoing investigation, stressing that everything necessary should be done to get to the root of what Nagbe himself has described as “a politically motivated attack.”

“Today, it is Eugene Nagbe; tomorrow it could be me or somebody else”, Snowe added when he spoke on the Truth Breadfast show,a popular talk show in the Renaissance Communitions Inc. in Monrovia.

A copy of the purported text message obtained by t sent under the number +23106979287 reads:

“Please leave CDC N George Weah; If U don't leave the Grassrooters, we will beat U N burn UR car and UR house. Respect Amb. Weah; He made U; U fool.”

The fiancée of George Ware has been identified as Miss Teahdee Robinson. Rep. Snowe noted that many persons seem to be taking disadvantage of the liberal democratic environment created by the current administration to threaten the peace of the nation, ahead of elections.

The current waves of political violence seem to have largely targeted individuals, who recently cross-carpeted from the CDC and are now supportive or sympathetic to President Sirleaf and the governing Unity Party as the list of recent victims indicate.

The attacks initially began with two former players of the national team, the Lone Star Chris Wreh and Frank Seaton, who both have expressed support for President Sirleaf's second term bid; followed by Henry Yuonton of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs, Assistant Information Minister Miss Jacqueline Capehart and the latest being Eugene Nagbe, all with previous ties with the CDC or George Weah.

Although CDC Chair Geraldine Doe Sheriff has swiftly condemned the attack against Nagbe, but attempts by this paper last evening to obtain comments from George ware and Teahdee Robertson didn't materialize.

However, the party's Secretary General Acarous Gray, and Mobilization Chair Mulbah Morlue, have both responded to the situation that appears to draw the main opposition party into the picture.

Speaking via mobile phone Mulbah Morlue instead, blamed the entire episode on Nagbe, adding “something is amiss; there is an internal hand behind this.”

According to Morlue, Nagbe burnt his own vehicle to justify his presence in the governing Unity Party because he has “failed to deliver.”

“There could be a scheme somewhere to win sympathy from the Unity Party”, Morlue concluded. Responding to the Snowe's claims Acarous Gray termed them “as complete rubbish to the extent that they lack any truth.”

Gray called on the national security to conduct thorough investigation, noting that Snowe once lied on former President Charles Taylor and Jewel Howard-Taylor in the famous email reports of 2004 when he claimed that his former father-in-law and his wife were after his life and sent Michael Kumeh to Ghana to create emails with written messages that drew in the National Security Agency or NSA but eventually turned out to false.

Wednesday's (August 17, 2011) alleged arson attack against President Sirleaf's Deputy Campaign Manager Lenn Eugene Nagbe, which left his car burnt to ashes, has drawn much public concern with Montserrado County Representative Edwin Snowe making a startling revelation.

Snowe has disclosed that an earlier threatening text message sent to Nagbe prior to the attack on his residence is traceable to the fiancée of George Ware, the chief bodyguard to Congress for Democratic Change or CDC Vice Standard Bearer George Weah.

He said the text message has already been presented to the police to assist with ongoing investigation, stressing that everything necessary should be done to get to the root of what Nagbe himself has described as “a politically motivated attack.”

“Today, it is Eugene Nagbe; tomorrow it could be me or somebody else”, Snowe added when he spoke on the T.B.S program.

A copy of the purported text message displayed on the show by Rep. Snowe sent under the number +23106979287 reads:

“Please leave CDC N George Weah; If U don't leave the Grassrooters, we will beat U N burn UR car and UR house. Respect Amb. Weah; He made U; U fool.”

The fiancée of George Ware has been identified as Miss Teahdee Robinson. Rep. Snowe noted that many persons seem to be taking disadvantage of the liberal democratic environment created by the current administration to threaten the peace of the nation, ahead of elections.

The current waves of political violence seem to have largely targeted individuals, who recently cross-carpeted from the CDC and are now supportive or sympathetic to President Sirleaf and the governing Unity Party as the list of recent victims indicate.

The attacks initially began with two former players of the national team, the Lone Star Chris Wreh and Frank Seaton, who both have expressed support for President Sirleaf's second term bid; followed by Henry Yuonton of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs, Assistant Information Minister Miss Jacqueline Capehart and the latest being Eugene Nagbe, all with previous ties with the CDC or George Weah.

Although CDC Chair Geraldine Doe Sheriff has swiftly condemned the attack against Nagbe, but attempts by this paper last evening to obtain comments from George ware and Teahdee Robertson didn't materialize.

However, the party's Secretary General Acarous Gray, and Mobilization Chair Mulbah Morlue, have both responded to the situation that appears to draw the main opposition party into the picture.

Speaking via mobile phone Mulbah Morlue instead, blamed the entire episode on Nagbe, adding “something is amiss; there is an internal hand behind this.”

According to Morlue, Nagbe burnt his own vehicle to justify his presence in the governing Unity Party because he has “failed to deliver.”

“There could be a scheme somewhere to win sympathy from the Unity Party”, Morlue concluded. Responding to the Snowe's claims Acarous Gray termed them “as complete rubbish to the extent that they lack any truth.”

Poll conducted among political pundits in Montserrado county has reviled that Liberian are wary of the manner and ways politic is been practice in the more crucial elections that the international community agreed that Liberian are ready to handle their own security and the rest.

Joe Noutuoa Wandah
Joe Noutuoa Wandah , © 2011

The author has 54 publications published on Modern Ghana.Column: JoeNoutuoaWandah

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