The President of the Republic of Liberia, George M. Weah on Saturday blasted members of the opposition bloc and accusing one of Liberia’s biggest businessmen, Benoni Urey of being a killer and criminal during the former Charles Taylor regime.
During the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) by-elections campaign launch on Saturday, President Weah said his comments against Businessman Urey came in the wake of a statement made against members of his party.
Mr. Urey, who is also the flag bearer of the All Liberian Party (ALP) was accused by President Weah as a thief and a killer, his comments were in response to Mr. Urey, who have also been accused of referring to partisans of the CDC as cockroaches.
At the officials launch of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) campaign for the both elections in Montserrado County for seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate, Weah ridiculed the Ureys of not winning an election since in their history but assured his partisans when they gathered at the CDC’s headquarters that he (Weah) will defeat both Urey and Dillon during the elections for the third time.
“This is a man that has never won anything, he supported his brother I defeated him, get ready tightened your belts there is no way the Urey’s can win an election in Montserrado County because they are wicked people. We are cockroaches but they are killers, we are cockroaches, they are thieves,” President Weah said.
“They are testing your resolve; they call you tiny, tiny, CDCians and cockroaches and come to ask for your votes. I will be specific today because I came to make fuss… Benoni Urey is not associated with victory, the only thing I recall for Urey is that when he wanted to leave from UN sanction list, he came to me and I helped him make his first foreign trip.”
Blasting the Opposition, President Weah boasted to politicians as being the “chosen one”. President Weah promised also to deny the four collaborating political parties a victory in the pending by-elections
In another attack on the personality of Mr. Darius Dillon, the senatorial candidate representing the four political parties in the pending by-elections, (LP, UP, ALP, ANC) Weah accused Dillon of being a high school dropped out, something he said he (Weah) was accused of 12 years ago.
Weah: “The only thing I know about Dillon is that he stole Documents from Snowe when he once served him as Special Assistant. If you questioned me 12 years ago for my education background then Dillon does not deserve your vote.”
“Tell Dillon to go back to school, let justice be done to all men; what was not allowed for me should not be allowed for Dillon.”
The Liberian leader also clarified that his government is not in the know of any ‘missing’ L$16 billion sagas, noting that everything that occurred pertaining to the missing money was done by the past regime. He said, his government is only correcting the wrongs and cleaning the mess.
“They want you to think we are the problem, but we will show you who the problem is, we will show you who stole the cookies from the cookies jar. They are agitated for nothing because we are doing what they didn’t do in 12 years.
“They are angry that I am doing development and if they give me a chance, I will put someone hands up. I brought to you a Miami style of development where there’s no asphalt pavement, we do cement pavement.”
President Weah also claimed that those in the opposition who are making claims against his government are in the background negotiating with his government for personal benefits.
“They are negotiating with us in the background and telling you lies about us.” “People who burned our homes killed our brothers, made us displaced people are the once talking about human rights today when we spoke about our human rights they sent us to prison
“We will continue to be civil, we will continue to promote peace because we are a UN story. Under our leadership no one will be killed for going to the streets,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Weah during the occasion called on all partisans of the CDC not vote any member of the four collaborating political parties because they are wicked and evil and wanting to destroy the country and its people.