Liberian Government Chief Spokesman, Lenn Eugene Nagbe has taken serious exception to the statement made by Liberty Party defeated presidential candidate, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf interfered with ensured the rigging of the October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections.
Addressing an impromptus press conference at the Ministry of Information today, November 3, 2017, Minister Nagbe further said, “The Government also rejects claims by Cllr. Brumskine that President Sirleaf protested the outcome of the 1985 elections by bringing war upon Liberia and its people,” Minister Nagbe in a rather serious posture told journalists.
“Cllr. Brumskine needs to be reminded or aware that making baseless and reckless accusations about a fair and transparent process that was witnessed by serval party agents, local and international actors and acclaimed to be credible is a demonstration of desperation and dishonesty which this country does not deserve,” he noted.
He further pointed out that the Government of Liberia believes that this conduct of Cllr. Brumskine, “Is simply the rants of a sore and selfish loser who is so blinded by ego and arrogance that even after 12 years of rejection by the voters, he is unable to accept that he is not the presidential choice of the Liberian people,” Nagbe blasted.
Speaking to journalists at the news conference, Minister Nagbe ridiculed the Liberty Party political leader by saying, “Cllr. Brumskine whose position as a 3rd placer has never changed over the three recent electoral cycles, has always complained about the outcome of the election process since 2005,” he told journalists at the conference.
He said it is important that the Liberty party political leader and presidential candidate, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine to understand that his rejection at the polls by the Liberian people represents their will he must accept instead of attempting to fine scapegoat by his unfounded and untrue statements about the President with regards to the 2017 elections and the claims about bringing war after an electoral defeat in 1985. Adding, “For the record, the President did win the senatorial elections in 1985, but opted not to accept a seat under a dictatorial regime,” Minister Nagbe lectured journalists at the news conference.
Minister Nagbe at the news conference bragged of the legacy of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, noting that since her ascendency as President of Liberia which was considered as failed state with the damaged of its infrastructural, she has over the years restored the hope of the Liberian people, stressing, “No one can condemn the legacy of Madam President. If the Liberian people wanted Brumskine to be their President he would not have captured the least votes during all of these elections,” Minister Nagbe flattering the quest of Cllr. Charles Brumskine said.