-Rep Cole Says He Will Do Nothing To Overthrow Weah
Bong County electoral district three Representative, Marvin Cole has described as false, malicious and misleading, reported plan by him and Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor to overthrow President George Manneh Weah.
The Bong County lawmaker immediate clarification was triggered when his name was mentioned in a leaked audio by the suspended Bong County Superintendent Esther Walker, quoting two other senior officials of the Weah Administration that he (Rep. Cole) and Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor want to overthrow President Weah, and that the President was likely to dismiss a few traditional leaders over the row.
Addressing news conference recently, Representative Cole said “these accusations are false, malicious, lack truth, and has the potential to turn away investors from our national environment and send a very bad signal of insecurity and mistrust in this government.”
The NPP stalwart said “considering these and other negative implications, I believe it is my duty to make clarity on this matter to our people.”
Speaking further, Representative Cole added “the audio or rumor of me and Vice President wanting to overthrow the President is a diabolical lie, a trend of lies to bring disrepute to the country.”
It can be recalled the suspended Bong County Superintendent is heard on a leaked audio recording explaining how she attended a party after President Weah delivered his State of the Nation Address at the famous Jamaica Resort owned by the Liberian leader.
According to madam Walker, the party was held at the President’s Jamaica Resort, where at least three of President Weah’s trusted guys, in person of Finance Minister Samuel Tweah, Minister of State Nathaniel McGill and Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee were reportedly seated.
She alleged in the leaked audio that the three government officials revealed to her that Representative Cole and the Vice President are attempting to overthrow the President and, for that, Cole will never see the President’s face again, only through television or through the gathering of lawmakers at the National Legislature.
“I pledge my unflinching support to President Weah, the government and to the state that I will do nothing, to join any plot now or in the future to remove him,” he added. TNR