SRIMEX CEO Musa Bility has denied news report that a writ of arrest for him has been issued from Nigeria. He said a gossip mill is churned as a cowardly politic gimmick calculated to besmirch him because of his open connection with Liberty Party, one of the leading political parties poised to provide leadership for Liberia come 2018. This comes in the heel of the New Democrat Publication of Friday August 11th under the header: Liberty Party Campaign Manager Wanted in Nigeria for US$ 2.4 Million ‘Crime.’
Liberty Party Standard Bearer, Cllr. Charles Brumskine has assured Liberians that there will be no crisis in the country, constitutional or otherwise, as the result of the “purported impeachment proceeding led by the supporters in the legislature of Vice President Boakai and Speaker Nuquay. Their attempt to impeach Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia, because they disagree with the ruling of the Court, is an affront to all Liberians, an attack on the integrity of our system of governance, criminal contempt of Court, and unconstitutional, and must be treated as such.” See Full Statement insider. Read full speech below:
Ten Nobel laureates from across the world have penned an open letter urging Saudi authorities to hold off on the execution of 14 Shiites convicted of protest- linked crimes. Fears are mounting of the imminent mass execution of the 14 Shiites convicted of charges linked to protests in 2012, including rioting, theft, armed robbery and armed rebellion.
Presidential contender, Carlton Boah has withdrawn from the elections. In a statement issued last evening, the friends of Carlton Boah (a body setup to explore the possibility of Carlton Boah seeking the presidency) said it wishes to formally inform its many supporters and well-wishers that their Independent Presidential candidate has withdrawn from the 2017 presidential race.
Montserrado County Senator and Standard Bearer of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), George Weah and delegation visited Kakata City, Margibi County Friday and were met on arrival by multitudes of citizens. And if the message of CDC which is a “Change for Hope” is resonating well everywhere, the citizens came out in their thousands with singing, dancing and carrying placards.
-Presidential Contender Reveals, Pulls Out of Race Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, the Veteran Economist and Politician has issued a Statement in Monrovia in which he insists that the upcoming October 2017 Elections will not be fair. In a statement issued yesterday, Dr. Tipoteh said he came to the conclusion after having observed the electoral process thoroughly.
-Calls for Exemplary Leadership Structure House Speaker, A. Emmanuel Nuaquah has finally declared that he will not contest the legislative seat of District # 1 in Margibi County. He pointed out he’s now prepared for the Vice Presidential bid alongside his standard Bearer Amb. Joseph Nyumah Boakai. He urged his colleagues at the Capitol building to remain firm and cohesive as they will soon return to continue the Liberian peoples’ work, and especially for those who will be re-elected to re-run in the ensuing 2017 Legislative and Presidential elections.
The Liberty Party has set off its campaign targeting neglected communities such as slum setting of Bushrod Island as part of its agenda in relieving the burden of distraught residents. “I know how you are suffering, you must know that we share your sorrow and have an agenda to bail you out from the misery, trust the Liberty Party with your votes and spot the difference in accelerated measured developments that put poor people first…”
– Did Chevron Violate U.S Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? Few years ago, news of Liberia being suitable for off-shore oil exploration and drilling was widespread and several foreign oil companies landed in the country to seek permits for exploration and drilling operations. One of those companies was US oil giant Chevron. According to several international investigations and reports, especially a more detailed report authored by the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), Chevron allegedly give a local private foundation belonging to the son of Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirelaf US$10.5 million dollars for what it referred to as “social development fund” to help Liberia. Mr. Robert Sirleaf (a naturalized U.S. citizen and son of President Sirleaf) was then the head of the National Oil Company of Liberia…
This paper has been informed that Montserrado County Representatives for District Number 6 has lost the case involving him and Bomi County Representative, S. Gayah Karmo. Mr. Edwin Snowe has chosen to abandon the representation of the people of Montserrado County District 6 and contest a seat in Bomi County.