McGill Condemns ‘Country Devil’ for Meddling in Politics

The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill has declared that it is condemnable for ‘country devil’ to be used by opposition politicians in the wake of the controversy surrounding the seating of Senator-elect J. Brownie Samukai of Lofa County from the main opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP).

The grand wizard of Lofa County is accused of commissioning the head of the traditional leaders in the county to summon all Zoes and ‘country devils’ to block the St. Paul Bridge, which connects Lofa to Bong County until Senator-elect Samukai is certificated and inducted into the Liberian Senate.

As a result, the Minister said the situation of Samukai is before the Supreme Court and called on those involved in taking ‘country devil’ in public to stop although he denied denigrating the cultural heritage of the country.

According to McGill, the tradition belongs to the people of Liberia and that no tradition should be used by politicians.

“When wrong things are happening, we as leaders have the responsibility to speak against it,” the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs.

“Samukai is my good friend who was at my mother’s funeral but the right thing must be done and those who are doing this must be stopped. They should stop,” McGill indicated.

The Minister disclosed that he holds his nativity in Lofa County given that his father hails from there. He therefore made it known that he feels ashamed that a ‘country devil’ would be brought in the public for election or political matters.

“Whoever did that must be ashamed of himself because Liberia is greater than any one person,” Minister McGill stated.

He emphasized that the issue involving Senator-elect Samukai is before the law, for which no one should risk the lives of the traditional people.

McGill, therefore, called on all patriotic Liberians to condemn the act and that the chief Zoe must be condemned for allowing this to happen.

“Or else the country devil must decide who becomes our leaders, but when they have issues, they must go to the court,” he noted.

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