By: Eldred Wlemongar Thomasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Following a shocking revelation by three individuals claiming to be members of the Unity Party (UP), alleged that executives of Party including Defense Minister, Brownie Samukai, and businessman Attorney George Kailondo had hired them to assassinate the presidential candidate of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Senator George M. Weah has been rubbished by one of the accused.
Reacting angrily, Attorney Kailondo speaking a news conference said the allegation leveled against him and others by those individuals is a concocted plan by the CDC out of fear due to momentous victory the Unity Party will receive come October 10, 2017 to capture the presidency of Liberia.
He blasted those who claimed to be members of the ruling Unity Party on allegation that he (Kailondo) and others were the mastermind behind their pupated plans to assassinate the CDC political leader, terming the allegation as baseless, nonsense and rubbish.
He further made reference how in 2005 his businesses, including petrol station and hotel were attacked in 2005 and destroyed by partisans and supporters of his former party, the CDC, noting, “These guys are enemies of progress, and they do not want us to succeed in whatever we are doing. But their plans will fail,” he told our reporter.
Attorney Kailondo speaking during the news conference wondered as to why the presidential candidate of the CDC, Senator George Weah has remained mute since the allegations against him was made, stressing, “It is indeed troubling and baffled us being one of the founding members of the CDC.
Venting his anger, Attorney Kailondo called on the Alvin Wesseh, spokesman of the CDC Youth League to go back to school and settle his expulsion from the state owned University of Liberia.
“This claim by CDC will not be taken lightly, because the party is always coming after me and my businesses,” he noted.
He told journalists regarding his stance about this slanderous allegation that the Liberia National Police has been written, and said the police is expected to invite those who made the allegation.
Meanwhile, since the news, many Liberians have expressed displeasure over claims and counter claims coming from the governing Unity Party and the opposition CDC ahead of these critical elections.
Some Liberians who provided their views on the observed that the ruling party and the lead opposition must concentrate on presenting their platforms to electorates, instead of accusing each other on issues they seen not to substantiate.
“45 year old Peter Williams: this is not healthy for our country especially as we approach a crucial electoral process and to some extend its worrisome, he pointed out.”
It can be recall that an auxiliary of the Unity Party, NAMBO displayed what it claim was an American passport of CDC standard Bearer, while at the same time urging the National Election Commission to denied barred him from contesting in the ensuing October elections.