Bong County Superintendent Esther Walker, has with immediate effect been suspended by the Liberian leader President George Weah after an audio recording which went virus on social media and other platforms concerning report that some key individuals were being linked including Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor alleging their involvement in a coup plot.
Walker’s suspension is likely to spark renewed strains between President Weah and his vice President, Jewel Howard Taylor with whom, the suspended Superintendent has strong ties.
Walker’s suspension is likely to dampen perceived long-running feud between President Weah and his vice president, Jewel Howard Taylor, particularly amid concerns over the puppetmaster referenced by Minister Nagbe and who he was referring to.
VP Taylor was out of the country when the recording went public. She had traveled to Accra, Ghana to escort the body of her former colleague Geraldine Doe-Sheriff back to Monrovia.
Walker is not just an ordinary appointee. She is one of the few recommendations from the VP’s National Patriotic Party wing lucky to land a post after the election of Mr. Weah in January.
The NPP had been quietly mumbling that the party is not fairly represented in the government, as a key member of the ruling coalition.
The NPP is part of an alliance formed in January 2017 to contest the 2017 general elections, which brought together Mr. Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change and the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP).
The coalition is credited with helping to propel Mr. Weah’s CDC to a second-round victory with 61.5% of the vote, whilst the CDC won 21 of the 73 seats in the House of Representatives.
Walker succeeded Selena Polson Mappy, who served the county in the position since 2012.
Prior to her appointment, she was the national chair of the Women’s Wing of the Coalition for Democratic Change.