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Liberia: CDC Secretary-General Accuses Unity Party Government of Turning Liberia into a ‘Plantation of Massacre’

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The Secretary-General of Liberia’s erswhile ruling party, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), has accused the Unity Party government of turning the country into a “plantation of massacre” since their return to power in January 2024.

Addressing a press conference at the CDC headquarters on Thursday, July 4, 2024, Jefferson  Koijee directly responded to recent comments made by the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Jerolinmek Matthew Piah, who alleged that four auditors were killed under the CDC-led government.

“You succeeded in lying your way to power that four auditors were killed here. We will not do the same because we are not desperate for power -evident by the fact that we turned power over to you peacefully. But the evidence of how you have turned this country into a plantation and massacre is taking place everywhere remain irrefutable,” Koijee said.

The CDC Secretary-General went on to criticize the current administration’s treatment of civil servants, stating that while the CDC government may have made them “beggars,” at least they had freedom, unlike the “slaves” of today, who are being deprived of their livelihoods and in some cases, killed for standing up for their rights.

Koijee also accused the Unity Party government of arrogating to itself the status of “slave masters,” treating Liberia as their “plantation” where “people are being slaughtered and killed.”

The CDC Secretary-General warned that his party will not sit idly by and allow “political desperadoes” to continue raining terror on the people of Liberia, stating that the Unity Party has a “social contract” with the Liberian people, and any deviation from that will not be tolerated.

Commenting on the recent “militant day” event organized by the CDC, Koijee said the party will continue to appreciate the resilience of its partisans and plans to observe a “national martyr day” to remember those who have lost their lives over the years.

 

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