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Friday, June 14, 2024

ALLEGATIONS OF BIGAMY CAST SHADOW OVER BOAKAI’S PRESIDENCY AS CALLS FOR ACTION MOUNT AGAINST POLITICAL ADVISOR COOPER

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MONROVIA – The unfolding scandal surrounding President Joseph Boakai’s political advisor, Madam Macdella Cooper, has ignited a firestorm of controversy, with mounting criticism directed squarely at her alleged involvement with her former close friend Sajo Juwara Kebe’s s husband.

Despite the increasing scrutiny and condemnation from various quarters, Madam Cooper appears undeterred, as evidenced by her recent social media activity, including a video posted on Facebook with a caption suggesting a dismissive attitude towards the unfolding scandal.

Sajo Juwara, who claims to have known Cooper for 18 years, alleges that Cooper married her husband while he was still legally married to her. In a letter addressed to President Boakai, Juwara expressed her frustration, stating that she had already informed the Minister of State, Sylvester Grigsby, about the matter, but Grigsby failed to communicate this critical issue to the President. This apparent negligence by Grigsby only adds to the controversy, suggesting a possible cover-up or, at the very least, gross negligence.

Political commentator Morris A.S. Swen has joined the growing chorus of condemnation, denouncing Madam Cooper’s actions as not only disgraceful but also potentially criminal, given the serious nature of the allegations.

Swen’s remarks underscore the gravity of the situation, emphasizing that Madam Cooper’s role as a Senior Political Advisor to President Boakai makes her alleged involvement in bigamy a matter of public concern and legal scrutiny.

Furthermore, Swen contends that the admission by controversial Youth and Sports Ambassador Aliouen Kebe, confessing to being married to Madam Cooper, only serves to exacerbate the situation, raising questions of nepotism and ethical misconduct.

The revelation of Kebe’s marital status has sparked outrage among many Liberians, who view it as a blatant disregard for moral and legal principles, particularly in a high-profile government position.

Swen’s call for swift and decisive action by President Boakai to address the allegations and hold those involved accountable resonates with a populace increasingly disillusioned by the apparent lack of integrity in leadership.

The implications of this scandal extend beyond the personal relationships involved, casting a shadow over the integrity of President Boakai’s administration and raising questions about the ethical standards upheld within his inner circle.

As the political leader of The Movement for One Liberia (MOL) political party, Madam Cooper’s actions have drawn sharp criticism not only from political opponents but also from within her own party, threatening to undermine her credibility and authority.

Liberians are anxiously awaiting President Boakai’s response to the mounting pressure, with many calling for a thorough investigation into the allegations and the implementation of appropriate disciplinary measures if warranted.

The failure to address the allegations swiftly and transparently risks further eroding public trust in the government and perpetuating a culture of impunity that undermines the rule of law and accountability.

In the face of mounting public outcry and calls for accountability, Madam Cooper’s continued silence only serves to fuel speculation and intensify scrutiny, further tarnishing her reputation and that of the administration she represents.

Known for his upright Christian values and esteemed reputation, Boakai’s administration is now at risk of being tainted by the actions of his appointees. The allegations against Kebe and Cooper directly contradict the values that Boakai’s leadership represents. Bigamy is a criminal offense under Liberian law, and if proven true, these actions demand a swift and decisive response from the highest levels of government.

Alioune Kebe’s alleged actions not only violate the law but also undermine the moral and ethical standards expected of public servants. As a figure who holds a public office, Kebe’s conduct sets a troubling precedent. The integrity of President Boakai’s administration is at stake, and immediate action is necessary to address these serious allegations. This issue highlights a broader problem of accountability and oversight within the government.

The involvement of MacDella Cooper in this scandal raises serious questions about her judgment and suitability for her role as a senior political advisor. Cooper’s alleged actions undermine her credibility and bring into question her ability to serve in a position that demands high ethical standards. Her relationship with Kebe, if proven, suggests a disregard for both legal and moral boundaries.

The accusations against Cooper and Kebe cast a shadow over the Boakai administration’s commitment to the rule of law and ethical governance. President Boakai must demonstrate his leadership by addressing this scandal transparently and effectively. Ignoring or downplaying these allegations would only erode public trust and damage the administration’s reputation further.

President Boakai was elected on the basis of trust, confidence, credibility, and integrity. These principles must now guide his response to this scandal. The public expects him to uphold the values that he campaigned on and to ensure that justice is served, regardless of the individuals involved. His response will be a critical test of his leadership and commitment to ethical governance.

The allegations of bigamy against Alioune Kebe, if substantiated, necessitate immediate action. President Boakai must act to suspend Kebe from his position and ensure a thorough investigation is conducted. If Kebe is found guilty, he should be prosecuted to uphold the rule of law. This would send a strong message that no one is above the law, regardless of their position or connections.

Socrates Smythe Saywon
Socrates Smythe Saywon is a Liberian journalist. You can contact me at 0777425285 or 0886946925, or reach out via email at saywonsocrates@smartnewsliberia.com or saywonsocrates3@gmail.com.

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