Monrovia – The release of President George Weah’s latest song has sparked mixed reaction from the public, with some calling on him to resign to pursue his musical career instead.
The song, titiled “Mr. Liarman” is the President’s third song he has release since this year. The first, an anti-COVID-19 awareness song, was followed by a promotional music
The latest comes in the wake of the just ended the Special Senatorial Election and ntional referendum where he and his party were heavily defeated.
FrontPage Africa went out to talk to some Liberians and this was what they had to say:
Eric Myers- Resident of Monrovia
“For me, I am very disappointed in President Weah. If our President wants to do music, I think it will be better that he resign from the Presidency and pursue his musical career.
The Liberian people elected the President, not based on making music –it was based on delivering his deliverable. So, if he wants to make music, he needs to peacefully turn over the Presidency and then go ahead to follow his musical career.
Since he became President, this is his third time he has made music, I am disappointed in him. The Liberian people need some changes from him now. So, if he cannot deliver the deliverable, he needs to give those people that want to deliver the change.
What came to my mind the very moment I listened to that music was that the President lacks focus, he lacks direction and he got no agenda for the people of Liberia.”
Mary Kerkula- University Of Liberia Student
“Let the President focus on the real issues that are affecting the Liberian people. If he wants to be a musician let him resign and start his music career.
We cannot have a President who every time is in the studio recording music. The people voted for him to change their lives and not for him to make music.”
Henry Y. Sarlie- CDC Youth Executive in District #4 Montserrado County
Monrovia — Mr. Benoni Urey, political leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP) and the political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr. Alexander Cummings have often not been on the same page since forming the political marriage alongside the Liberty Party (LP) and the Unity Party (UP) and this often threatened the formidability of the Collaboration.
Many have held the opinion that the pair’s failure to truly collaborate would continue to blur their chances of claiming state power from the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change which also comprises three political parties.
The most recent altercation between Urey and Cummings was during the primary for the selection of senatorial candidate in Nimba County.
In September, the climax of the primary in Nimba turned chaotic with the ANC declaring that it will not accept the results of the primary that has declared the Liberty Party-backed Edith Gongloe Weh as the winner over the ANC-backed Taa Wongbe. The Liberty Party, however, said it would accept the results despite the controversial climax with its chair Steven Zargo telling FrontPageAfrica that his party supports the controversial election of Gongloe Weh over Taa Wongbe.
The primary issue was compounded by a lingering feud between Cummings and Urey. Both men have traded jabs over petty differences bordering egos even as the conundrum reaches a boiling point.
Mr. Urey has publicly declared that Mr. Cummings, in his own words, “was not fit to be President”, owing to his late arrival on the political landscape.