Charles Taylor Calls On Supporters To Withhold Votes For CDC And Weah, Saying He’s Unfit For The Presidency

charlesThe former Liberian President who is currently serving a 50-year prison sentence in a UK maximum security prison, Charles G. Taylor is calling on all his supporters to not vote for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and its political leader, Senator George Manneh Weah, noting on grounds that the former soccer player is not only disgracefully disloyal but further unfit and incapable of leading the country.

Recently the Congress for Democratic Change of Senator Weah found an alliance with the political leader of the former ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP), wife of former President Charles Taylor, Madam Jewel Howard Taylor for the upcoming 2017 general and presidential elections as presidential and vice presidential candidates, a move many political pundits described as a last-ditch effort to win an election off the strength of Mrs. Taylor’s popularity, not actually an intelligent act of political maneuvering.

Some observers who spoke to our reporter over the weekend believed that the coalition is Weah’s only route to any political success, due to his inability to draw enough support during his last two, and current run for presidency.

Sources closed to the former Liberian leader (Charles Taylor), publicly said Weah who during his yesterday years could not even be trusted to manage a football team in 2001, noting further said “Instead of seeing Liberia and Liberians move to the top, Weah chose all other things ahead of the nation, placing his personal interest above that of our country”, Saralyn Kamara, a resident of Monrovia who claimed to be a former member of the CDC noted.

The former Liberian speaking further compounded his views about Weah as  saying, “Even if I have not spoken the way I am speaking, history itself will never ever be kind to the former football legend and now Senator who been willing to sell the future of our country for the highest bidder.”

A recent survey conducted by this outlet has observed that Weah’s loyalty to Liberia has on a regular basis come under serious questioning making reference of his involvement in the Mohamed Bin Hammam FIFA bribery scandal where it was alleged that he has reportedly received £30,000 for ‘school fees’ as reported by the British Sunday Times, the £30,000 never reached students in Liberia, but was instead pocketed by the presidential hopeful, Senator Weah up to date has not confirmed or denied such allegation.

Some Liberian politicians who also spoke to our staff also accused Senator Weah of putting his own interests ahead of the Liberian people during the Ebola crisis after not putting up his own money to help provide supplies as he reportedly promised, and only delivered supplies paid for and provided by Ebola Emergency France, which he denies every promising.

However, the former Soccer Star raised significant funds internationally through his “Ebola Song” campaign during the crisis, but is yet to say how it was being used.

It can also be recalled that former President Charles G. Tayloraccused Ambassador George M. Weah of selling Liberia’s best chance in the World Cup qualifiers to Nigeria for little or nothing, but is still vying to be President of the same Country.

It has been well established that Mr. Weah has previously been in several shaking and ultimately failed alliances with Cllr. Brinskine, Cllr. Tubman, Cllr. Nagbe of the Liberian Senate and even former Min. Augustine K. Ngafuan of late.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.