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Thursday, May 23, 2024

“GOD SIMPLY WANTS TO RESCUE LIBERIA, USING AN AGING JOSEPH BOAKAI, A MAN OF WISDOM,” SAYS FORMER BBC CORRESPONDENT 

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MONROVIA – Former BBC Correspondent Jonathan Paye-Layleh says he is glad young people are now convinced that President George Manneh Weah has let them and all Liberians down. He said that President Weah was given a unique opportunity by God to prove skeptics and his critics wrong.

“God wanted to know how he would translate popularity and celebrity to national service and find direction for the multitude of hopeless, disappointed, and weary young people following him,” Mr. Paye-Layleh said in a message yesterday.

The incumbent president, George Weah and the leading opposition candidate, Joseph Boakai had a tight race in the first round of election and none of them got the required 50% of the total votes required to announce a winner by the National Elections Commission (NEC).

Recently, the former BBC Correspondent endorsed Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai of the opposition Unity Party in the presidential run-off election that will be held on November 14, 2023.

In his endorsement message, he said he took a lot into consideration in deriving his decision. He said Liberians need socio-economic stability, improved relationship with the outside world, especially with our traditional partner, the USA, dignity in labor and respect for rule of law.

However, Mr. Paye-Layleh in a message yesterday to Liberians said: I have come to announce something. From the look of things, God simply wants to rescue Liberia, using an aging Joseph, Joe Boakai, a man of wisdom.

“I’m glad young people are now convinced that Weah has let them and all of us down.  He was given a unique opportunity by God to prove skeptics and his critics wrong. God wanted to know how he would translate popularity and celebrity to national service and find direction for the multitude of hopeless, disappointed and weary young people following him.”

But George simply went his own way, forgetting and reneging on the vow he had made to friends and people, including me, to provide a sound leadership if given a national space to lead someday. Many days I sit and reflect on those discussions. In some of the discussions it was just he and I. This is not the George I knew. But I can say to young people: no worries.

Once our country has returned to normalcy, rule of law restored, looting of state assets and rampant corruption stopped, civility re-enforced, forming government on the basis of ethnicity abolished, and equal work for equal pay reintroduced, there will be so much for all in this tiny population and country. You will realize the private sector will be so vibrant that government will not be the sole employer.

Thank God we are getting there. Thank God for the trend of events. The high-profile endorsements of the JNB-JKK ticket in recent days are just so unprecedented and overwhelming. So let my sing. I see our blessings coming, I see them coming!!!

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  1. Jonathan Paye-Leyah is vendetta driven, hatefilled of the president and is a tribal bigot whose actions and activities have aligned with with some unscrupulous Nimba elements to twarth democratic governance. .. This buffoon was part of the carnage in Liberia and as a Rebel advocate journalist , he is shamelessly intoning another opportunistic manevuering believing in a failed,;frayed, sick 90 years old liar for a miracle to the presidency!
    Joseph Nyumah Boakai will be retired November 14, 2023!
    Pay-Leah’s hustle for an information minister job is dead on arrival because Joseph Boakai will not win any presidential elections in Liberia!

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