Sen. Taylor Embarrasses Ellen At Gbarnga-Medicoma Road Ground Breaking Ceremony

President Sirleaf and Senator George Weah breaking ground

Liberian leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has publicly apologized to her Vice President, Joseph Nyuma Boakai for his absence at the ground breaking ceremony of the Gbarnga-Medicoma road in Bong County this week, where the presidential candidate of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Senator George Weah was seeing jointly with her breaking ground instead of the Vice President.

Reacting to report backed with photos of the program on social media network on how Senator Weah and her was seen performing the ground breaking ceremony in Bong County, President Sirleaf speaking on a local radio station in Monrovia rejected the situation.

President Sirleaf said the program prepared for the occasion, Senator Jewel Horward Taylor who also hailed from Bong County where the road is located was selected to joint in the ground breaking ceremony instead, the Senator called on her presidential candidate, Senator George Weah to proxy for her.

The President said she was taken aback after Senator Taylor announced that Weah act in her stead for the ceremony, noting that prior to the program, she did not had time to go through the protocol, a situation she said has embarrassed her choice She said she said.

This report posted on social media with photos of the President Sirleaf and Senator George Weah drew attention of the public questioning the Liberian presidency for this decision to call on Senator Weah for a joint ground breaking ceremony.

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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.