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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

GONGLOE GLOBAL MOVEMENT: DISCOVERY OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION AN ATTEMPT BY UNSCRUPULOUS ELEMENTS TO SUBVERT DEMOCRATIC PROCESS… 

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LIBERIA — The Gongloe Global Movement has vehemently condemned and deplores the recent discovery of arms and ammunition at the Freeport of Monrovia, which the Movement notes appear to be a calculated attempt by unscrupulous elements with nefarious intent to subvert the democratic process of the Republic of Liberia.

In a press statement issued in Monrovia today signed by Chairman, Gibson W. Jerue, and Consultant, Joe Bartuah the Movement noted, “As we have repeatedly indicated on multiple occasions, the Liberian People will fiercely resist any dishonorable orchestration aimed at destabilizing and hijacking the nation’s constitutional democratic process, for which our people have labored over the years to achieve.”

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Cllr. Tiawan S. Gongloe

“Almost 39 years ago on July 1, 1984, the sovereign people of Liberia overwhelmingly approved the current Liberian Constitution in a national referendum and about 18 months later, in January 1986, the new organic law came into being. Since then, all sorts of wicked attempts have been made to set aside the Constitution for political expediency. As it is now clear, those hasty, horror-laden disruptions and short-cuts to a smooth and peaceful constitutional change of government have all proven to be disastrous for the country, resulting in the callous destruction of lives and property and a country deeply laden with sufferings, deaths, and despair.”

Against such a dreadful and grotesque backdrop, the Gongloe Global Movement’s statement further states that they are extremely horrified, appalled, alarmed, and utterly indignant at a recent report by the joint security of the Liberian Government–led by the Liberian National Police–that it had uncovered a large cache of deadly weapons and ammunition in a container at the Freeport of Monrovia.

The Movement indicated further in the statement that, according to the Police, those destructive weapons were allegedly imported to Liberia by certain individuals from the United States.

“Given this preliminary revelation by the Liberian National Police about the origin of the arms and ammunition, we call on the United States embassy accredited to Liberia to closely monitor the investigation in order to verify and authenticate the final report. We look forward to the United States Government’s swift action to hold accountable individual(s) or entities–if Americans or residents in the U.S.–when identified as being responsible for the shipping of those items from America. Such accountability will discourage any future attempt to import deadly weapons of war to Liberia, using the United States as the origin of supply,” the Gongloe Global Movement pointed out in the statement.

According to the Movement’s press statement, it is understandable that their heightened mental anguish and profound consternation stem from the fact that this attempt at heinous subversion is being reported within only nine months of the nation’s presidential and general elections.

Adding, “We are mindful that in past experiences, such devilish orchestration had led to the derailment or disruption of the nation’s democratic process, unnecessary loss of lives, intimidation of political leaders, dampening the democratic aspiration of our people and subjecting innocent citizens to untold sufferings. Moreover, as past experiences had also ominously indicated, periods leading to, during, and the aftermath of electoral activities in Liberia, had historically been characterized by strange incidences of wicked maneuverings.”

“We recall the historic 1871 orchestration leading to the death of President Edward James Roye; the 1927 election in which a little over 15,000 voters registered and more than 250,000 votes were shockingly cast for incumbent President Charles Dunbar Burgess King and its disgraceful aftermath resulting in King’s resignation on December 30, 1930; the 1951 election during which Didwho Twe and his supporters were tormented, leading to his exile in Sierra Leone; the 1955 election after which the infamous “Plot that Failed” occurred and opposition Senator Samuel David Coleman was assassinated; the 1985 election after which the November 12th incident leading to deaths and destruction occurred and the Christmas Eve 1989 rebel incursion which turned out to be an unprecedented horror for the entire country, and more.”

“Certainly, the Liberian People don’t want to go down such a pernicious dungeon of death, destruction, and disgrace anymore. We are therefore urging President George Manneh Weah and his administration to thoroughly probe this grave allegation in a meticulous and transparent fashion, to remove any iota of reasonable doubt and suspicion surrounding it. And if the perpetrators are found liable, the law must take its due course.”

“As mentioned above, since the weapons in question allegedly originated from the United States, we are also advising the Weah Administration to immediately seek the cooperation and assistance of the U. S. Government, to render the investigation process much more forensic, transparent and expedite its eventual outcome.”

“We are also admonishing the Weah Administration not to use the alleged discovery of arms and ammunition at the Freeport of Monrovia as an alibi to harass and intimidate opposition politicians and other critics of the Government. As we have already indicated, such tactics had proven to be counter-productive in the past, and in this 21st century, it’s an understatement to say they are definitely bound to be counter-productive,” the press statement concluded.

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  1. Sadly, the US conspicuous silence on these arms discoveries leaves rooms for suspicions of American involvements!

    So to speak, America’s greatest complementary to the Liberian struggles have been the unleashing of mayhem through orchestrated regime change by violent undemocratic neans nearly all of which have got Liberia down to her knees!
    Retrospectively, The infamous 1979 Rice Riot, the violent overthrow of President William R Tolbert Jr, The Thomas Quiwonkpa 1985 abortive invasion, the Charles Taylor’s December 1989 war, the 1p90 captured and murdered of late president Samuel Doe, LURD’s rebels incursion from neighbouring Guinea- all played out from the backyard of America

    Liberia needs a new generational debate that should identify options of our proximity to the US!

    Liberia is better off without America !

    America and Russia are the same! Both do not respect sovereignty and territorial integrity of other nations! The worse case scenario in this is the US’s global belligerence and domestics interference in other nations.

    A Superpower’s paucity of global violence should equally be a crime against humanity that must be accounted for!

    To the astonishment of many Liberians, the US Government including its loud talking ambasdador near Monrovia has remained very mute in the face of these unprecedented arms discoveries in and around the Liberian capital Morovia.
    What this demonstrates is the fact that Ambassador Michael McCarthy has never been interested in the peace of Liberia. McCarthy has been very rancorous in the domestic politics of his host naton

    The inference of these things is the conclusion that.some US’s covert maneuverings being contemplated to destabilise our country by armed revolts or by other unconstitutional

    Clearly, Counselor Gongloe’s Washington’s engagement about these arms and the US double standard, might pitch the honorable counselor as a perceived radical.

    Be it as it may, counselor Gonglpe stands to benefit substantially from the Liberian people!

    Joseph N Boakai and Benonin Urey conspicuous silent and affiliations are a product of undemocratic expediency for an interim government. Urey is an arm buyer and most recentlynhad introduced Boakai to the idea of a violent.take over while in Nigeria..
    Initially, Alexander Cummings had resisted but his dwindling electoral unlikeability is contemplating an Haitian style assassination plot to avert the democratic process.

    But fear not, counselor Gongloe, the brooms must sweep everywhere; it must sweep our iron ore mines and clean the rust that had so long dashed the Liberianation Policy.

    The broom must sweep Firestone Rubber Plantations in Liberia, that have made our people ever poor, becoming slaves in their own country, under ventured capitalism of American profits above human lives!

    RE

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