Over VP Boakai’s Presidential Bid, Grand Gedeh Supt, Peter Solo Brands Former House Speaker Dweh As Crossly Irrelevant

{By Eldred Thomas/ GNN Senior Correspondent}

Peter Solo, Grand Gedeh County Superintendent
Peter Solo, Grand Gedeh County Superintendent

The Superintendent of Grand Gedeh County, Peter Solo has described and responded to statement attributed to the former Speaker of the Interim National Assembly, Mr. George Dweh that Liberians will experience tough time if Vice President Joseph Boakai emerges victorious in the 2017 elections.

Mr. Dweh recently on a local Radio Talk Show vowed not to support the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph Boakai because; according to him his administration would be a replica of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf regime.

But in reaction to Mr. Dweh’s statement, Superintendent Solo said judging from the developmental achievements and consistent with ongoing stability in the security sector, especially as UNMIL gradually departing the country, the Unity Party Government, there is a need for continuation.

Stressing, the Solo said, “Continuality of Unity Party Government is key to the total attainment of the country’s development agenda.”

He said such comments from Mr. Dweh cannot deterred and miss-direct the people of Grand Gedeh County, noting that they the people of the County have resolved to ensure total victory for the Vice President.

He further said Mr. Dweh’s distance from the Joseph Boakai political ambition is a blessing from the movement, because according to him he (Dweh) is a political and social liability.

 “The people of Grand Gedeh do not practice deceptiveness and are resolved to support the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph,” Superintendent Solo in a rather serious mood told the GNN.

According to him, this is an evident by the overwhelming support already being given to several prominent Grand Gedeans, some of whom he named as Joe Gballah, Paul Thomas, and others..

Commenting on the Grand Gedeans at the Monrovia Central Prison, Supt. Solo said the advocacy to ensure the release of their kinsmen, something he stressed is completely outside the VP Boakai 2017 presidential ambition.

He said the people of Grand Gedeh in the spirit of Unity will lunched another appeal to the President to pardon their kinsmen by granting them executive clemency.

“ I believed President Sirleaf will listen to our passionate plea to ensure the release of the remaining thirteen Grand Gedeans currently at the Monrovia Central Prison, on grounds that she herself has been victimized as a result of being in prison.

According Superintendent Solo, he and other county officials as well as prominent citizens are supporting the stay of the kinsmen in prison, something he indicated is their moral obligation void of politics as been perceived in some quarters.

He maintained that the people of Grand Gedeh are in no way holding President Sirleaf and Vice President Boakai for the imprisonment of their kinsmen, adding they were arrested and indicted for a probable cause.

It can be recalled that prior to the unanimous guilty verdict handed down by the panel Jurors in 2014 against the thirteen men for the alleged crime of mercernarism; five were acquitted by the court because none of the witness who took stand did testify against them.

At the jurors verdict, the then Presiding Judge of Criminal Court “D” confirmed the verdict and sentenced the thirteen men to life time imprisonment, however,  the thirteen men, after the court‘s ruling through their lawyers announced an appeal at the Supreme Court of Liberia where the landmark case is currently pending.

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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.