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Gov. remains committed to peace-Pres. Weah

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President George Weah,after meeting with  the Senate on Capitol Building
President George Weah,after meeting with the Senate on Capitol Building

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah says despite the growing political tension in the Country, he remains committed to maintaining peace in Liberia.

Speaking with reporters after his meeting with the Liberian Senate Tuesday, May 7, 2019, President Weah said the meeting centered on issues of national concerns.

He said they discussed security, economy reconciliation and the growing political bickering in the Country. The Liberian Leader said:” I am not deterred by the decision of the Council of Patriots to protest, but more concerned about keeping the Country peacefully.”

The President maintained that the protestors have their rights to protest, but urged them to do so in line with the doctrine of peace and stability.

The Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Albert Chea, said the meeting was in line with the spirit of coordination among the branches of government, focusing on government of inclusion, proposal for national reconciliation conference and the United Nations communication regarding the management of funds, among others.

The meeting comes at the time political tension is gradually intensifying ahead of the much publicized June 7 planned protestors by a group of Liberians under the banner, the Council of Patriots.

Recently, President Weah met with former President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former Vice President, Joseph Boakai, and discussed critical national issues pertaining to the forward match of the country.

Meanwhile, President Weah is expected to meet with members of the Business Community and the Liberia Council of Churches this Thursday and Friday, respectively.

The initiative is in fulfillment of President Weah’s quest to ensuring regular consultations and dialogues to address problems confronting the country.

Meanwhile, the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) wants officials and members of the party avoid inciting political utterances that could undermine peace and security in Liberia.

A release issued Tuesday, May 7, 2019, quoted CDC National Chairman, Mulbah Morlu, as urging partisans to promote the mutual co-existence of all Liberians.

Mr. Morlu in the release said:” CDC will not support statements such as Congo-Native politics that will stir division in the Country.”
The President is at the same time lauding President George Weah for the suspension of the Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Eugene Fahngon, and again disclosed that the CDC is against counter protest.

The party is also calling on partisans and supporters to be reconciliatory in their words and actions.

In the meantime, the National Executive Committee of the CDC has welcomed the releases issued by the United States Embassy near Monrovia for the development of Liberia and the sustenance of peace in the Country.


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