The National League of the Coalition for Democratic Change has strongly condemned what it terms as the reckless display of wealth by Assistant Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, J. Emmanuel Potter.
In a strong worded statement issued in Monrovia on Friday July 9, 2021, the CDC Youth League said it was worrisome to see Mr. Emmanuel Potter, who couldn’t afford a 2,500 USD vehicle years back to in less than three years be displaying and popping champagne over a luxurious Audi Q7 vehicle.
News of Minister Potter buying a luxurious Audi Q7 vehicle for his wife has been making rounds on social media following a post by controversial Political Commentator, Henry Costa.
“The essence of the Pro-Poor agenda is to alleviate the vast majority of our people from the poverty line to an appreciable living standard but not to enrich an individual to the detriment of our people” said the statement.
The CDC Youth League sees Minister Porter’s recent action as a flagrant disrespect to the Liberian people and a complete contradiction to the philosophy and ideology of the ruling party.
The CDC Youth League said, it sincerely expects all lieutenants of the President to realistically buttress his effort in fighting COVID-19 and developing the Country instead of having individuals flaunting with luxurious vehicle in these difficult times.
The group says, the act only speaks to gross insensitivity on the part of Mr. Potter.
The Revolutionary National Youth League of CDC wants the President and standard-bearer of the party constitute an investigaive committee to investigate Mr. Potter and recommend punitive actions.
At the same time, the group says it is bewildered by the continuous reckless display of exorbitant meals by Liberia Maritime Authority Commissioner, Eugene Nagbe, which is a raw provocation and a show of sheer arrogance, and total disrespect to the ordinary people who are struggling to afford a daily meal.
‘It baffles us that people like Eugene Nagbe and Emmanuel Potter will engage themselves in extravagance while the masses of our people still struggle for better living conditions, the statement furthers.’