Unity Party Secretary General Mo Ali has announced that he is taking a leave of absence for the rest of April 2021 in order to enable him fully recover from the shocks of the past one week. This is a result of a leaked audio wherein he attempted encouraging a young lady to carry out an abortion on a pregnancy that belongs to him.
“It is in this vein that I take full responsibility of the incident involving Ms. Augustina Gray. I have met with the family and had a very good discussion.”
Ali said it was not and has never been his intention to cause harm to anyone or to exhibit an attitude that disrespects Liberian daughters, sisters or mothers.
Ali said as a father of three girls, he respects womanhood and know the importance of protecting women.
Ali said: “I truly regret the embarrassment that this has caused my children, loved ones, friends, supporters, and the Unity Party.”
The UP official added that he is always committed to helping to protect the image of his family and political institution.
“I am renewing and again avowing this commitment. I call on our supporters and others to address this issue with a high level of respect for everyone’s privacy.”
He also called on the public to refrain from the trading of accusations and attacks against all involved.
“My sincere appreciation to everyone for the moral support and pieces of advice during these trying times.”
According to him, as a key political/public figure, he is fully aware that the public holds him at a very different and high moral standard and expects that his behavior, public engagements and dealings would always serve as a good example for the upcoming generation.
He admitted to also being aware of the gravity of any action and statements that he made either in the public space or even in his private life.
Yet, he noted that he remains committed to his political values and will always pursue such with the same vigor that he comes to be known for.