Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor To Receive Council Of Patriots Petition On June 7
Liberia: The Vice President of Liberia Madam Jowel Howard -Taylor will on Friday, June 7 receive the petition of the planned June 7th protest from the Council of Patriots for and on behalf of the government of Liberia.
Speaking to a local radio station Liberia’s information Minister Len Eugene Nagbe said the decision of the Vice President to receive the protesters’ petition on June 7 is deliberate, arguing that, she remains the direct representative of the government in the absence of the president.
It has been rumored that the Vice President is one of those financing the planned protest, a speculation Madam Taylor’s National Patriotic Party has since rubbished and to dismiss speculations that President Weah is suspicious of his vice president financing the planned June 7 Protest, the Government says VP Howard-Taylor has been designated to receive the petition from the Council of Patriots
Minister Nagbe said though the protesters are demanding that their petition only be submitted to the president during the protest, the Government of Liberia has also unanimously decided that the Vice President, In spite of the latest speculation that she is financing the protest, will be the only one to represent the president at their petition ceremony.