NDC Decries Charles Brumskine's Distortion And Attacks On Vice President Boakai

 


The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia
April 2, 2017

                  



Charlie Brumskine & Charlie Taylor
VP Joseph N. Boakai

The National Democratic Coalition (NDC) calls on Liberians everywhere not to be disinformed by Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine and the Liberty Party about the sociopolitical realities of Liberia. In addressing rumors that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf prefers and is quietly supporting Cllr. Brumskine to succeed her as the next President of Liberia, the Liberty Party political leader, Cllr. Brumskine, mischaracterized Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai and wrongly depicted him as someone employing the “Congo–Country divide” in politics in Liberia! Sadly, Cllr. Brumskine, who was once a strong supporter of Charles Taylor whose record is unhidden regarding the destruction of Liberia and his plan to destabilize the sub-region, tacitly likened Vice President Boakai to self-serving individuals who exploit political opportunism, exploit the people, destroy the country, and enrich themselves at the peril of ordinary people, including struggling women, children, and students. Here is what Cllr. Brumskine said, which was reported in the FrontPage Africa newspaper:

‘Da -Country man business the people will eat; will that help market women and men to move from market stalls into stores?’ ‘Da -Country man business that will help the poor people children to get into good schools? ‘Da Kongo-Country man business that will take healthcare to Liberians who live in the country side, so that pregnant women will not continue to die in child birth? ‘Da Kongo-Country- man business that will help our farmers grow bigger farms?

NDC sees Cllr. Brumskine’s comments as ill-advised and as an outburst of emotion bordered on fear of the Vice President. It has become clear that VP Boakai has emerged as the hope and unifying statesman for ordinary Liberians and as such has become a threat and obstacle to the interest of the relics of the establishment class in its desperate political desire to maintain the old political statusquo after Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s tenure expires in January 2018. NDC believes that ordinary Liberians across the lengths and breadths of the country prefer the Vice President because they believe he is a well-experienced, educated, mature, and sober indigenous leader capable of addressing the fundamental ills of the country, including the “Country-Congo” divide through genuine reconciliation, equitable distribution of the national wealth, promotion of education and health as an outcome of huge investment in infrastructural development in the truest sense of the word.

NDC calls on Cllr. Brumskine and his Liberty Party not to present and use the Vice President as a scapegoat for Liberia’s intractable sociopolitical, economic, and historical problems. The 1847 Liberian State of ex-slaves was established and run for more than a century on the doctrine of social exclusion. Despite the 1980 Coup that dislocated the settler hegemony and promised fundamental changes for our common good as a nation, we are yet to see basic sociopolitical and economic changes in Liberia.  

The brutal civil war we suffered was never about liberating and uniting Liberians; it was more about self-serving individuals arrogating unto themselves the right to wage war so that they could grab political power for plunder, self-enrichment, and vengeance. Unlike Vice President Boakai who did not support and benefit from the war, Cllr. Brumskine did support and benefit from the brutal civil war in Liberia.

Moreover, arguably, nothing has fundamentally changed in 14 years of so-called peacebuilding in post-war Liberia.  The arrogance and the lack of remorsefulness on the part of remnants of the old order remains entrenched.  Brumskine and the class he belongs to believe they are the only ones that should preside over the state and control economic power while the vast majority of the population remains poor farmers and house boys and girls.

Can Cllr. Brumskine reconcile Liberia? Is he oblivious of the Country-Congo divide in Liberia?  Can he tell us which leader in the history of Liberia that has solved the Country-Congo divide whether by reconciliation or far-reaching reforms?

NDC thinks when Cllr. Brumskine talks about the native-settler divide in such a flimsy and careless manner, it means he is naïve, and has not understood the actual reality of Liberia’s political, social, and economic problems. Any leader failing to admit the problems in Liberia and who pretends that the settlers versus the indigenous majority problem has ceased to exist, such a person is either a fake leader or a downright political demagogue, undeserving of leading.

The NDC likes to note that it is not sufficient to handpick someone from the indigenous group as a vice presidential running mate. Addressing the “native-settler” divide in Liberia requires genuine actions, which Cllr. Brumskine has not demonstrated over the years. We saw Charles Taylor, to whom Cllr. Brumskine served as a legal advisor, slaughter many indigenous political leaders under the pretext of war.  He killed Jackson F. Doe, Gabriel Kpolleh, David Dwanyan, Stephen Yekerson, Sam Dokie and his family, Vice President Enoch Dogolea, John Yomie, Prof. Isaac Vaye, and many others, primarily because of the “Country-Congo” divide. What was Cllr. Brumskine’s stance on these killings?

Today, the people of Nimba are asking Harrison Karnweah about the sons of Nimba who were slaughtered in cold blood. In fact, Mr. Karnweah must account to the people of Liberia for his role in gun running and arms trade in the South-Eastern region where he was undeservingly awarded the operation of the Cavalla Rubber Plantation during Mr. Taylor’s rebel war. The arms he supplied to rebels in the South-Eastern region led to the countless deaths of our compatriots. The best place for Brumskine and his running mate is a Special Criminal Tribunal, not the Executive Mansion. 

Cllr. Brumskine, in his comments, further claimed that VP Boakai is an elite who has accumulated wealth over the years, and should not be considered as a poor man, or as someone from the grassroots. Here is what the LP political leader said:

‘Today, the supporters of H.E. Joseph N. Boakai present him as a poor man from Lofa, and that he would understand the plight of poor people. But don’t be fooled, Joseph N Boakai is not poor like you or even as me. As Vice President, his office receives more money from the government budget than any other Vice President has received in Liberia’s history.’

‘He has enjoyed some of the best and most lucrative government jobs — Minister of Agriculture, Ambassador, Managing Director of the LPMC, at the time when LPMC had money, and several other positions. Vice President Boakai might have been poor a long ago, but today he is among the richest one percent of Liberians who are enjoying the best of this country.’

‘While the Office of the Vice President has received nearly US$9 million from the 2014 fiscal year to now, the total spending on health institutions in Lofa, his home county, for the same three-year period was only US$3,406,881. Only US$1,350,000 is proposed for Lofa health institutions for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.’


NDC takes delight in the fact that Cllr. Brumskine seems to know more about the VP and is educating the public. Quite interesting. What is even more interesting is the fact that at one point in time Cllr. Brumskine described VP Boakai as being “weak” and as a “sleeping” Vice President! How can someone who is “weak” continue to enjoy “some of the best and most lucrative government jobs” in Liberia?  Isn’t it counter-intuitive for a “sleeping” Vice President to assist in steering the ship of national affairs without a civil war like the one Cllr. Brumskine supported during the Charles Taylor’s era?

As the Legal Counsel for Mittel Steel and LAC, can Cllr. Brumskine tell the Liberian people the annual net profits of these foreign companies?  Can he also tell us his annual legal retainer fees from LAC and Mittel Steel?  Can Cllr. Brumskine tell the Liberian people how much his boss Charles Taylor made annually as President? Can he tell the Liberian people exactly how much Charles Taylor stole from Liberia? Can he disclose how much Charles Taylor and the NPFL paid him when he argued against the presence of the international peacekeeping force (ECOMOG) in Liberia vis-à-vis the status of forces agreement (SOFA)? These are questions the NDC would like for the Liberty Party Leader to answer publicly for the benefit of Liberians everywhere. In addition, can Cllr. Brumskine tell the Liberian people if Charles Taylor had anything called annual budget, and was there a difference between the Central Bank of Liberia and his White Flower Residence in Congo town? Brumskine needs to answer these questions also because he brags about being a President Pro-Tempore.

On the issue of Cllr. Brumskine’s assertion that ‘He (Boakai) has enjoyed some of the best and most lucrative government jobs — Minister of Agriculture, Ambassador, Managing Director of the LPMC, at the time when LPMC had money, and several other positions; this brings us to the critical area of the corrupt, patronage and neo-patrimonial attitude Liberia’s ruling class brings to public sector governance.  What Cllr. Brumskine insinuates is that the running of government is not and should not be about service, but about the grab of “lucrative government jobs”. By extension of this shameful attitude about government, Cllr. Brumskine’s desperate desire to become president of Liberia is all about to grab a “lucrative government job”.

The fundamental issue on good and democratic governance that Cllr. Brumskine fails to address is one that borders on CONFLICT O INTEREST, which the current Code of Conduct should have but deliberately failed to address. He is legal advisor for major trans-national and multi-national corporations in Liberia (LAC, Mittel Steel, etc.) while running for the highest seat of government.  How does he address this critical governance issue?  Where does his loyalty lie?  Which of these, LAC and Mittal Steel, on the one hand, and the Liberian State and people, on the other?

Is he prepared to serve?  Under the True Whig Party, Tubman and Richard Henries, for example, while serving as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively, simultaneously served as lawyers for Firestone and LAMCO Companies. They used their public positions to protect the interests of private companies and suppress local people and trade unions. These are the issues Cllr. Brumskine should address, and not distract from the fundamental issues.

In concluding, the NDC would like to comment on Cllr. Burmskine’s claim that the President of Liberia has not given Liberty Party any support in cash or kind, and that she is not supporting his candidacy. The NDC considers this as highly laughable, untrue, and misleading. Don’t be fooled, Liberians. As Americans often say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Here are circumstantial pieces of evidence to support the preferential treatment provided by President Sirleaf to the Cllr. Brumskine and top officials of his Liberty Party:

a. The appointment of a former Chairman of the LP, Mr. Israel Akinsiah, at the lucrative National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) as Vice President for Public Relations;

b. The submission of Cllr. Brumskine’s credential to ECOWAS as Liberia’s representative to that regional body; albeit he was rejected, and Dr. Toga Gayweah MCcintosh was preferred to him (Brumskine)’;

 c. The political influence brought to bear to have Mittel Steel legal retainer ship with the Sherman and Sherman Law Firm abrogated and transferred to the Brumskine Law Firm, from which Cllr. Brumskine makes more than US$500,000.00 per annum. In this capacity, Mr. Brumskine has trumpeted the interest of a multinational cooperation over the interest of the impoverished people of Nimba and Bassa counties that are virtually living in slavery under Mittel Steel.

d. The appointment of the sitting Chairman of the Liberty Chairman as Minister of State without Portfolio in the Office of the President. While serving in that office, the LP official also serves as “Special Prosecutor” and has been used to get at perceived political foes of President Sirleaf. Two victims of such political vengeance include Senator Varney Sherman and former Speaker Alex Tyler.

 e. The Brumskine Law Firm also provides legal retainer ship to the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) under which the people of Grand Bassa have lost many lives and continue to suffer forceful removal from their traditional land. Providing legal retainer ship for these lucrative transnational and multi-national corporations requires the blessing of the presidency;

f. A surrogate of President Sirleaf and the former Chair of the LP, now “Special Prosecutor” jointly share a law firm through which thousands of dollars have been siphoned to support the Presidential bid of Mr. Brumskine

 g. There are many other shady deals currently taking place between the political leader of the LP and cronies of President Sirleaf in the direction of strengthening Cllr. Brumskine’s chances in the 2017 Elections, including the political cross over from the Unity Party to the LP by staunch cronies of President Sirleaf (the LFA boss, Mr. Musa Bility, the tax invader; and the former FDA boss and now vice running mate of the political leader of the LP).

If these counts do not represent tacit and substantial political support by Madam Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, to the LP, then we just don’t know what else support can be described.
Lastly, we should note that Cllr. Brumskine did not understand what VP Boakai said, to which he tried to respond but, either consciously or subconsciously, distorted. Vice President Boakai did not ‘say that President Sirleaf supports the Liberty Party’. What the Vice President said was that ‘the people are saying that the President supports the Liberty Party. Therefore, the NDC is convinced that Brumkine’s attack on the Vice President is a gross display of arrogance, contemptuous, unwarranted, baseless, flimsy, and unfounded attacks. The NDC thinks Brumskine is frustrated because, after President Sirleaf has made frantic effort three different times to persuade the Vice President to take Charles Brumskine as a running mate, he now reverts to distortion and attacks on the Vice President.

The NDC wishes to emphasize, that Joseph N. Boakai, the standard bearer of the Unity Party is the Presidential Candidate of the Coalition representing Liberia’s social democratic tendency.  As such, any attack on Vice President Boakai will be responded to appropriately.

Forward march Africa! Liberia First!

PUBLISHED BY DIRECTIVE OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE NDC.

Signed______________________________________
Ciapha S. Gbollie
       VICE CHAIRMAN FOR ADMINISTRATION


Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah
Everything Said about Brumskine is TRUE! And even more! But it is a BOLDFACE LIE to say Boakai "is not from and of the establishment Class, and he has the capability or political Will and patriotic mettle to address the illa and messy ABYSS in which he and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has buried the whole country for the duration of their stolen presidency - the last eleven years!

How on Earth a former Ambassador, former Minister of Agriculture, former Managing Director of LPMC, incumbent Vice President and Standard Bearer of the worst Government or CARTEL in the nation's history can be Said to not be of the "establishment Class" WHEN HE IS IN REALITY THE SYMBOL OF THIS CORRUPT GOVERNMENT!!? Boakai a former foot soldier and under-cover operative of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and het war IS A TRAITOR! IF HE WEREN'T A TRAITOR HE WOULD HAVE RESIGNED AT THE END OF ELLEN'S FAILED FIRST TERM!

And this debunks his Kissi cousin's Gbollie's BOLDFACE LIE THAT BOAKAI IS NOT A CORRUPT GUY OF THE CARTEL AND "ESTABLISHMENT CLASS"- A CLASS IN WHICH BOAKAI IS A STANDARD BEARER AND HENCE A SYMBOL OF THE "ESTABLISHMENT CLASS" HUSTLING A THIRD YERM!
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 03:06PM, 2017/04/02.
sylvester moses
“Boakai a former foot soldier and under-cover operative of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and het war IS A TRAITOR! IF HE WEREN'T A TRAITOR HE WOULD HAVE RESIGNED AT THE END OF ELLEN'S FAILED FIRST TERM!”

A traitor is defined in few dictionaries, 1), “As one who betrays another’s trust or is false to an obligation or duty”, and 2), “One who commits treason”. Since the usually well – prepared Mr. ZoedJallah used the word “war”, it presupposes that he meant the more serious second definition. Hence, thankfully for UP partisans and friends of Boakai, there isn’t an iota of evidence that he has ever been a “Traitor”.

But the sentence “If HE WEREN’T A TRAITOR HE WOULD HAAVE RESIGNED AT THE END OF ELLEN’S FAILED FIRST TERM!” seems to be strenuously begging the question by restating the “Traitor” premise as it were already a proven conclusion. Not to mention that neither in our history, nor that of the US had a vice president resigned because of the “FAILED FIRST TERM” of a president, especially so, when that president was “reelected” for a second term.

It is true though that few Cabinet Ministers had resigned from this regime. However, the resignation of the Vice President (even if he wanted to) would’ve fueled perception of a split with potential to undermine the “relative peace” of a Liberia described as “fragile, factional, and fraught” in the 2013 UN Security Council Report.

Moreover, a foretaste of what to expect had that happened was the violent dictatorial pivot of EJS (a signatory to the core principles of free press in the Declaration of Table Mountain) to speculations in the “National Chronicle” that plans were afoot for Boakai to head an interim government to replace her:

1), A unit of heavily – armed ERU officers invaded the newspaper’s offices;
2) The building was severely damaged, and equipment destroyed or carried away;
3) The publisher was arrested; and
4) the then IG was reportedly instructed to interview VP Boakai on the matter at home.

Our country is gradually getting engrossed in a defining political season so Brumskine believes that power automatically belongs to him based on EJS's private endorsement. Or for the fact that a parent of his had had proximity to authority and its perks, including privileges like government scholarship for him to the US. By the way, I wouldn't be jolted by news that he never gave a fiddle for “Congua” or “Country” people except those from both sides hanging around him with deference to his presumed "superiority"

The fact of the matter is that there are thousands of “Conguas” suffering just like their “Country” counterparts, and the ruling elites have been forever manipulating and exploiting all of them the same freaking way, if you ask me. I know this for a fact, because I've numerous "Congua" and "Country" kin, friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and so on. The irony is that all of them straddle the divide like me.

In other words, we're just one people, only greed separates us.

To conclude, regardless of one's political inclination, one thing not in dispute is the truth that our country deserves a responsive responsible political leadership that is representative of the Divide; and which central mission is to bridge it through the provision of opportunities that will lift majority of those at the bottom of the socio – economic ladder. If that isn’t Human Rights, and a priority of a democratic government: What else is, folks?
sylvester moses at 09:50PM, 2017/04/02.
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah
Mr. Moses,

Our usage of the word "traitor" on the part of Joe Boakai is based on the context of the ruling class - poor majority divide or bluntly the Country - Congau divide and HAS NO LINK to his once upon a time been a foot soldier and undercover operative of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her war.

That is, his been a traitor is one taking into account his 100% Kissi or indigenous ethnicity and his humble background as compared to for example Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Charles Brumskine´s backgrounds quoting one of his supporters.. Bai Gbala here:

"Education, life-style, attire (until lately, after the April, 1980 Event), mannerism, deportment and body language convey the reality that Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was, and is, socio-culturally European-German, American, Americo-Liberian, while she is bio-physically indigenous African-Liberian."

In other words, as a so called country man sharing an humble background with the majority who are the poverty stricken in a nation with an abundance of natural resources which only benefits the establishment or the ruling class, Joe Boakai should have acted like MOSES who FORSOOK the fame, power, and wealth of Egypt and chose to suffer and redeem his people!!!

Boakai´s failure to do that eveidently proves he has betrayed his people in particular and his nation in general. Thank God ALLMIGHTY, Liberia has George Manneh Weah - THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE whose used his sweat to make Liberia remain a respected within the community and comity of nations when even some Liberians never wanted to identify with their own motherland Liberia.
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 03:52AM, 2017/04/03.
Kandajaba Zoebiohn Zoedjallah
Mr. Moses,

Our usage of the word "traitor" on the part of Joe Boakai is based on the context of the ruling class - poor majority divide or bluntly the Country - Congau divide and HAS NO LINK to his once upon a time been a foot soldier and undercover operative of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her war.

That is, his been a traitor is one taking into account his 100% Kissi or indigenous ethnicity and his humble background as compared to for example Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Charles Brumskine´s backgrounds quoting one of his supporters.. Bai Gbala here:

"Education, life-style, attire (until lately, after the April, 1980 Event), mannerism, deportment and body language convey the reality that Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was, and is, socio-culturally European-German, American, Americo-Liberian, while she is bio-physically indigenous African-Liberian."

In other words, as a so called country man sharing an humble background with the majority who are the poverty stricken in a nation with an abundance of natural resources which only benefits the establishment or the ruling class, Joe Boakai should have acted like MOSES who FORSOOK the fame, power, and wealth of Egypt and chose to suffer and redeem his people!!!

Boakai´s failure to do that eveidently proves he has betrayed his people in particular and his nation in general. Thank God ALLMIGHTY, Liberia has George Manneh Weah - THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE who used his sweat to make Liberia remain a respected nation within the community and comity of nations when even some Liberians never wanted to identify with their own motherland Liberia.


Kandajaba Zoebiohn Zoedjallah at 05:29AM, 2017/04/03.
sylvester moses
Brother ZoedJallah,

Thanks for the passionate explanation, it shows that your reservation rests on convictions. Nonetheless, sometimes a conviction is nothing but euphemism for prejudice stemming from past negative experience at the hand of its target. Although a legitimate human emotion, it shouldn't be allowed to distort reality, or morph us into vengeful personalities. For frankly, I fail to see "evidence" that Joseph Bockai betrayed his "roots", the supposedly rational for your accusation. As a matter of fact the very idea that there is a "divide", for reconciliation sake, makes it imperative that the Ellen - Boakai alliance is the way of the future. Especially so for the simple reason that one can proffer satisfactory reasons that the differences are irreconcilable.

No wonder, then, that the usually underestimated Senator Weah took a page from the book of Di Dwo Tweh by CDC's habit of reaching out to the other side of the Divide to complete its presidential ticket. This shows how wrong the pundits were who thought his actions were motivated by the desire to have someone with ivy league educational background to compensate for his lack thereof.

To end, Mr. ZoedJallah, many of us are hoping that you will come to accept the inevitability of power - sharing between both sides of the Divide to long-term stability and sustainable peace. However presently conflicted, yours is an essential voice in the Liberian conversation. But for that voice to survive you in the long hazardous journey of Liberia toward achieving unambiguous, yea, ultimate unity, it has to be on the side of history.
sylvester moses at 08:02AM, 2017/04/03.
sylvester moses
And the "right" side of history, too, which is national concord cemented in the brotherhood and sisterhood of all Liberians. That there is no other way to actualize it, by the way, is unquestionable. Mind you, we aren't talking about achieving utopia; just human beings trying to live and work in cooperation, and peace. For heaven's sake, if ants can, why not us?
sylvester moses at 08:59AM, 2017/04/03.
sylvester moses
Correction to initial post today, first paragraph. It should read "no one can proffer. . ."
sylvester moses at 10:00AM, 2017/04/03.
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah
Brother Moses,

Conscience, intellect, sensibility, and will, prohibit the encouragement of perpetrators. Boakai and his Unity Party have been the perpetrators of evil in terms of national political leadership for the past eleven years. No where in the world a nation have ever given or would ever give back power to a Party which has proven to be perpetrators of evil - from killling to corruption and abuse of power! Their laughable gameplan to play the ethnic card is a DOA -DEAD ON ARRIVAL!

You "fail to see evidence that Boakai betrayed his roots" because you do not want to accept the fundamental definition of the word traitor - one who is not loyal to his country, or one who says one thing and does another, for example a friend tells his friend "I will fight for you" but when the fight comes, he turns his back.

Ellen chose Boakai and not the likes of Brumskine or a Cooper, because she knew the country people would naturally put their trust in Boakai to seek their cause and so give him their vote which would propell her to the presidency.

What did Boakai do after the people put their trust in him? He and Ellen turned their backs on the people and made them destitutes in their own land while Ellen, Boakai, and their immediate relatives and cronies got richer and richer!

They did not stop there. They send their police on school campuses to brutalize the people´s children, shot and killed the people and their children during election, deprive the people of their democratic rights to vote for their Mayor!

Ellen and Boakai slaughtered their critics and used one of the people´s daughter Victoria Zazay from Boakai´s home county and her unborn child for RITUAL.

BOAKAI AND HIS UNITY PARTY IN WHOM THE PEOPLE PUT THEIR TRUST AND GAVE THEIR VOTES TURNED THEIR BACKS WHEN THE PEOPLE COMPLAINED,BY DEFENDING THE PERPETRATORS AND SUSPECTS OF THESE SAVAGERIES WHILE KEEPING THE PEOPLE IN DARKNESS FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR PRESIDENCY THOUGH THEY PROMISED TO RESTORE IN SIX MONTHS THE PEOPLE ELECTRICITY THEY DESTROYED!

And then you say via implications and expressions that neither Boakai, Ellen, nor their Unity Party has betrayed their roots, and in fact "the Elen-Boakai alliance is the way for the future"?!

Well, such capacities and faculties of the immaterial part of man - intuition, intellect, sensibility, the will,reason, and of course, conscience, say Boakai, Ellen, and their Unity Party are in totality a BACKWARD AND VERY DANGEROUS "alliance", AND A "WAY" FOR BACKWARDNESS AND CONFLAGRATION!
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 04:39PM, 2017/04/03.
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah
Brother Moses,

Conscience, intellect, sensibility, and will, prohibit the encouragement of perpetrators. Boakai and his Unity Party have been the perpetrators of evil in terms of national political leadership for the past eleven years. No where in the world a nation have ever given or would ever give back power to a Party which has proven to be perpetrators of evil - from killling to corruption and abuse of power! Their laughable gameplan to play the ethnic card is a DOA -DEAD ON ARRIVAL!

You "fail to see evidence that Boakai betrayed his roots" because you do not want to accept the fundamental definition of the word traitor - one who is not loyal to his country, or one who says one thing and does another, for example a friend tells his friend "I will fight for you" but when the fight comes, he turns his back.

Ellen chose Boakai and not the likes of Brumskine or a Cooper, because she knew the country people would naturally put their trust in Boakai to seek their cause and so give him their vote which would propell her to the presidency.

What did Boakai do after the people put their trust in him? He and Ellen turned their backs on the people and made them destitutes in their own land while Ellen, Boakai, and their immediate relatives and cronies got richer and richer!

They did not stop there. They send their police on school campuses to brutalize the people´s children, shot and killed the people and their children during election, deprive the people of their democratic rights to vote for their Mayor!

Ellen and Boakai slaughtered their critics and used one of the people´s daughter Victoria Zazay from Boakai´s home county and her unborn child for RITUAL.

BOAKAI AND HIS UNITY PARTY IN WHOM THE PEOPLE PUT THEIR TRUST AND GAVE THEIR VOTES TURNED THEIR BACKS WHEN THE PEOPLE COMPLAINED,BY DEFENDING THE PERPETRATORS AND SUSPECTS OF THESE SAVAGERIES WHILE KEEPING THE PEOPLE IN DARKNESS FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR PRESIDENCY THOUGH THEY PROMISED TO RESTORE IN SIX MONTHS THE PEOPLE ELECTRICITY THEY DESTROYED!

And then you say via implications and expressions that neither Boakai, Ellen, nor their Unity Party has betrayed their roots, and in fact "the Elen-Boakai alliance is the way for the future"?!

Well, such capacities and faculties of the immaterial part of man - intuition, intellect, sensibility, the will,reason, and of course, conscience, say Boakai, Ellen, and their Unity Party are in totality a BACKWARD AND VERY DANGEROUS "alliance", AND A "WAY" FOR BACKWARDNESS AND CONFLAGRATION!
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 04:39PM, 2017/04/03.
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah
Now look, who the Boakai /Ellen alliance has appointed as Ombudsman - a Chris Massaquoi under whose watch numerous dissapearances, and summary executions of whistleblowers happened, and that of the young and attractive Victoria Zazay who was used for ritual while in prison under the police directorship of the very Chris Massaquoi.

Weren´t this the same Chris Massaquoi who told Ellen to fire her then Justice Minister - Benedict Sannor, because he leaked to the Press government´s hands been in the death of Victoria Zazay while in prison?

Now, with all such despotism on the part of the Unity Party, you guys want to give them a third term simply because of Joe Boakai´s crocodile tears. Here is a former police director who is a prime suspect in the dissapearances, and summary executions of whistle blowers appointed as OMBUDSMAN! AND THEN YOU SAY THAT IS THE WAY FORWARD?????????????????????????
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 01:28AM, 2017/04/04.

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