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Thursday, May 23, 2024

MANY TERM EFFL LEADER’S RESIGNATION FROM ASSETS RECOVERY TASKFORCE BELATED

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MONROVIA – Several Liberians have slammed the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia (EFFL), Emmanuel D. Gonquoi, over what they term as his belated decision of resignation from the presidential assets recovery taskforce.

Gonquoi, a member of President Joe Boakai’s assets recovery and public properties retrieval team, announced Friday via social media that he has tendered his letter of resignation, calling it a quit with the presidential taskforce on assets recovery.

“I just stepped down from the Assets Recovery Code Team by submitting my official letter of resignation to the office of the President,” Gonquoi wrote, expressing gratitude to President Boakai, according to him (Gonquoi), for always trusting him and his EFFL leadership.

The EFFL man informed President Boakai that in spite of his resignation from the assets recovery taskforce, he’s still a son to the Liberian leader, indicating that he remains committed to the President’s agenda for a better Liberia.

He did not disclose the reason(s) for his resignation, but assured President Boakai of his continued support to his administration’s agenda.

Howbeit, many Liberians, who took to Facebook today, in response to Gonquoi’s resignation post, chided him for taking up the job in the first place, while others stated that his decision to have resigned from the position was belated.

Others accused him of resigning over alleged tension brewing between him and the Head of the Assets Recovery Team, Cllr. Kla Edward Martin, regarding alleged disagreements over unspecified financial matters.

Efforts exerted by this news network to independently verify claims of bickering over financial issues allegedly between Cllr. Martin and Gonquoi, proved abortive, but some of the Liberians reacting to Gonquoi’s resignation maintained that even the EFFL leader allegedly received money for being on the Assets Recovery Team.

Gizima Flomo wrote: “After collecting your two months’ pay of the Liberian people tax payer money. Belated dude.”

Togar Harris Williams, a Liberian, accused Gonquoi of having what he termed a huge appetite for money and power, a situation Williams believes, has diminished the EFFL leader’s respect, values, and chances of becoming a moral voice in the Liberian society.

Williams is of the belief that whatever triggered Gonquoi’s resignation from the Assets Recovery Team, is the beginning of the end of the EFFL Commander-In-Chief’s political career in Liberia.

For Z. Wolobah Baysah, Gonquoi should have not even accepted the job, because according to him, the leader of the EFFL is sentimental in making decisions concerning matters of national importance.

“You shouldn’t have even been on the team in the first place, your judgment is clouded with sentiments and perceptions,” Baysah wrote.

“Go sit down, you supported a group of people who you do not align with ideologically,” Baysah emphasized, calling on Gonquoi to as well resign his CIC position with the EFFL.

For Aaron Gee, he’s concerned about remunerations Gonquoi may have received while serving on the Assets Recovery Team, asking, “Did you also return the three months salaries you received without working?”

“You either share a copy of your resignation with us or you give us the details surrounding your resignation. We are waiting!” Gee further wrote.

Like others, Aloysius Namue also believes Gonquoi’s resignation is belated, suggesting that the EFFL leader was a misfit on the Assets Recovery Team.

“As for me, your resignation is belated. Fast forward, it’s not a surprise or news for me. This outcome has since been determined and anticipated from the day of your appointment into a sector that you have little or no idea of its functionality,” Namue wrote.

He continued: “To admit, you have done exceptionally well to rescue yourself from shame and reproach. Most importantly, what’s required of you is to furnish the public on your deliverables for the period of service.”

Positive Thinker, a Facebook user, disagrees with Gonquoi when he stated that although he was stepping down from his post with the Assets Recovery Team, but he was still committed to President Boakai’s agenda for the country, querying the EFFL CIC over how possible is it for him to remain committed to the Liberian leader’s agenda when he (Gonquoi) cannot uphold a critical component of the agenda, such as a position on the assets recovery and public property retrieval taskforce.

“A true leader does not relinquish or resign their post when there is fire in their house,” Positive Thinker told Gonquoi, adding, “How can we believe that you are a steadfast steward of the agenda? Your resignation raises many questions that undermine your commitment.”

However, for Dennis Davis, Gonquoi resigned from the Assets Recovery Team because he has another job that probably is demanding, and that he may have been unable to joggle his time between both jobs.

“CiC has another job at the Monrovia Free Port already that he needs to pay attention to. Two things will not occupy one space,” Davis wrote.

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