-Liberty Party Chairman Asserts
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
The chairman of the opposition Liberty Party, Senator Stephen Zargo says there are many loop holes within the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led government under the leadership of football icon George Weah.
Addressing journalists at his Capitol Building office in Monrovia, Senator Zargo said there are too many makeshift arrangements and loose scandals within the security sector of the country, thus, the country cannot continue on said path.
“See the issue of my area under this government, national security, there are too much of loose scandal and makeshift security arrangements and no hands on within the security sector,” Senator Zargo said.
Making direct reference to the recent rioting of angry citizens in Weala, Margibi County, the longtime security expert asserted that there were indications that would be a looming security threat, but the government through the security sector did not do anything until the situation gets out of hand.
The Liberty Party National Chairman said he wonders whether this is the government the Liberian people want to continue with after its first term in office, adding that the LP and other collaborating parties would ensue that CDC only gets a term in office.
At the same time, Senator Zargo said he strongly believes that something went wrong in the voting process that led to the impeachment and subsequent removal from office of former Associate Justice Kabineh Mohammed Ja’neh.
Senator Zargo reaffirmed that his position and the Liberty Party position on the impeachment of former Associate Justice Ja’neh remain unchanged, adding that from the onset the party has always avoided the process.
“My position and Liberty party position on the Ja’neh impeachment remain unchanged and prior to having this proceeding, we from the onset avoided it and did all we could do to detest it from happening but howbeit, we didn’t have the number so it still went on,” Liberty Party Chairman noted.
Chairman Zargo disclosed that though he was not in the meeting that led to the suspension of his colleague, Senator Jonathan Kaipay of Grand Bassa County for voting against the party’s mandate, he stands with the decision taken by the party Executive Committee
The Liberty Party suspended one of its Senators within the Liberian Senate, Jonathan Kaipay for voting against the party’s mandate in the impeachment and subsequent removal from office of Kabineh Ja’neh.
Meanwhile, Senator Zargo is calling on Senate Pro-Tempore Albert Chie to make public all of the ballots used in the voting process that led to the impeachment and subsequent removal from office of former Associate Justice Ja’neh so as to prove that he voted in favor of the former Associate Justice.