Mass Protest To Engulf Independence Day Celebration Says Student Unification Party (SUP)

The Student Unification Party at the University of Liberia says it will institute a mass protest during the celebration of Liberia’s 171 Independence Day as result of the prevailing economic situations in Liberia.

SUP at a News Conference Tuesday, also called on all Liberians to boycott this year’s Independence Day celebration in wake of government failure to address the economic challenges facing in the country.

SUP Chairman Butu Levi told reporters that President Weah has so far demonstrated gross incapability and incompetence to preside over the State.
He also frowned at the Liberian Leader for not declaring his asset as head of the country even though the stipulated deadline is nearing completion.

Chairman Levi at the same time blasted the Monrovia City Corporation and the Gender Ministry for selecting Minister Samuel Tweh as the national orator.

He stated,

“The Finance Minister is by far beyond the age range requested for by the vetting committee headed by Major Jefferson Koijee.”

In another development, some student leaders who were arrested Monday and incarcerated at the LNP Headquarters during the Youth Dialogue hosted by President George Weah have being released.

The release of the students followed a protest action carried out at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police by the Student Unification Party (SUP).

Those arrested at the President’s Youth Dialogue on Monday include University of Liberia Student Union President Flomo Mau, Federation of Liberian Youth President Augustine Tamba as well as students Amos Williams, Seawon Lawaiyee, and Abigail Freeman of the University of Liberia.

SUP Chairman Butu Levi accused Major Jefferson Koijee of ordering the arrest of the student leaders for no genuine reason.

“We see this action by the Youthful Mayor as a slap in the face of Freedom of Speech and assembly; as required by the Constitution of Liberia. The Mayor will be remembered on the negative side of History for this gruesome act against peaceful students.” He alleged.

In response to the SUP’ assertion, Monrovia City Corporation has rubbished the allegation terming it as false and misleading.

Pekeleh Gbuapaye, Media Relations Officer at the MCC said members of SUP are using the mayor name to gain relevance,

He added that

“The Lord Mayor is a peaceful young man who hails from the student community with so much passion for young people.”

Meanwhile, some of the student leaders released by the Liberia National Police have declared the campuses of the University of Liberia as a no-go zone on for Major Jefferson Koijee.