Fellow Liberians, I greet you with the most respect and wish you God’s endless blessings on the observance of “Thanksgiving Day”— indeed all thanks and praises belong to The God Almighty.
I have called this press conference especially on such a day of sober reflection, to categorically condemn the recent gruesome murdering of two of our compatriots who are Liberia’s Peace Ambassador Rev. William Tolbert and Immigration Officer Madam Maude Elliott by barbaric and murderous elements who are yet to be identified by state security forces.
In the same respect, three weeks ago, we sadly woke up to the heartbroken news of the tragic murdering of Mr. John Tubman by bloody killers who are said to be on the run.
I extend condolences to the bereaved families and offer my fervent prayers that God will give them solace and daring strength during this period of devastation and painstaking grief.
The continuous gruesome and mysterious murdering of fellow citizens is becoming pervasive and spurring fear and trauma amongst the citizenry. No Liberian or foreigner alike life must be taken, especially in such bloody fashion.
The prevalent savagery onslaught on fellow citizens by wild murderers who cannot be tracked down in real-time certainly suggests that the security forces of the state are extremely weak and suffice to say the government is incapable of providing security for its people. Thus, I wish to emphasize that a government that is derelict and often defaults on its constitutional responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of its people is certainly unfit to govern.
Fellow Liberians, a month ago, our country was saddled with the horrifying wave of ritualistic killings by evil-minded people with dreadful images and videos displayed on social media. When the government was condemned for failing to protect the people from these bloodthirsty killers, the government summoned the audacity to deny the reports of ritualistic killings and contended that the news of a rising wave of mysterious killings was erroneous and propaganda crafted and heralded by the opposition community, to intentionally defame and cast a spell on the government image. I wonder what the government will say regarding the gruesome killing of these citizens.
Consequently, with the scale of terror being afflicted on the Liberian people by murderers, it is apparently clear that the security of the citizenry is not a priority for the George President Weah—led government, something I detest with much indignation and consternation.
Finally, as the Leader and Vision Bearer of the people’s Liberation Party, I hereby demand that a speedy investigation be launched in these chilling murders with a view of ensuring that the wicked perpetrators are tracked down and brought before the Court of law. And may I caution the administration that instead of politicizing the brutal and mysterious deaths of citizens, it must take responsibility for defaulting on its constitutional responsibility to protect the citizenry and place them at the risk of being decimated by wicked elements who feed on human blood and flesh.
Again, I share in the grief of the bereaved families and send them my ardent prayers of consolation.
Happy Thanksgiving to all and may God bless our homeland, Liberia.