Tension Breeds on Ellen Arrival

-As Ambassador Weah calls for Police to halt pro and Anti Ellen Assembly

By our Monrovia Correspondent | October 9, 2013

Ellen Johnson SirleafPresident Sirleaf at the U.N.

Amid growing tension for the resignation of Africa first female President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by some citizens, Liberia’s Peace Ambassador George M. Weah has called for calm ahead of her arrival in the country today.

President Sirleaf has been out of the country since an elaborate presentation at the just ended United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States of America.

Having received protest from several Liberians in that part of the globe, coupled with a state visit in Costa Rica, President Sirleaf is expected to return to Liberia today in the amid tension and angers by cross-section of Liberians calling themselves “Ellen-step-down campaigners.”
On the other hand, supporters of the Liberian Leader have also organized themselves to assemble from the Robert International Airport in Margibi, up to the Capital Monrovia to give Africa ‘Iron Lady’ is a warm welcome.

With such division among Liberians, the man given the task to drive the vehicle of peace and reconciliation, former International Soccer star, now politician George Weah has described the President step-down campaign as the beauty of democracy; though he said he doesn’t support such a venture.

Weah, who also heads the strongest opposition Political party, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) wants the current government to double up efforts in touching the lives of ordinary Liberians.

Speaking yesterday to scores of Young intellectualists at the Center for Intellectual Opinion, wildly known as the Carey Street ateayee center in Central Monrovia, Weah frowned on the alleged attempt by government to arrest the Youth-Lead Chair of the CDC, Jefferson Korgii for a troubling statement.

Mr. Korgii recently revealed that some officials of government, including former Liberty Party Standard Bearer, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine has planned to assassinate President Sirleaf upon arrival in the country.

“Like in America, when such a statement is made, the Police invite you for questioning. Maybe by inviting Mr. Korgii, it could lead to additional information, but to attempt to arrest him is a wrong procedure,” Weah noted.