MONROVIA – Movement For Democracy & Reconstruction (MDR) says it is deeply troubled and concerned about the information it has gathered from reliable sources that some members of President Weah’s ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) planning to lay a dead corpse either on the farm of Senator Jeremiah Koung in Ganta, Nimba County, or in his premises at the Robertsfield Highway in order to use it against him for campaign propaganda purposes that will incriminate its political leader.
Senator Jeremiah Koung is the political leader of the MDR. He was recently picked as vice running mate by the Unity Party standard bearer, Amb. Joseph N. Boakai for October 10, 2023, presidential election.
The MDR was organized by one of Liberia’s fierce former warlords, now Nimba County Senator, Prince Y. Johnson. Howbeit, in a press statement issued today signed by Kelvin D. J. Mattaldi, National Vice Chair For Press & Publicity, the MDR says it takes the revelation seriously and believes such campaign tactics and propaganda from the regime collaborators will be a clear sign of provocation and counter-productive to the Farmington Declaration that was signed a few months ago that clearly speaks to a violent free election.
These acts, the statement says MDR believes will not only be provocative but could also be a recipe for chaos and set the pace for a violent election.
The statement stresses that the MDR therefore wishes to call the attention of all state actors including the media, the religious communities, the Council of Churches, the Islamic Council, Civil Society Organizations, the Council of Elders, Political Parties as well as Liberia’s international partners, ECOWAS, AU, EU, American Embassy and all diplomatic corps accredited near Monrovia to claim their attention to said evil plot being planned by the government of Liberia.
“The MDR would like to remind the ruling establishment and all parties signatories to the Farmington Declaration that clearly speaks to a violent-free election and discourages any act of provocation in all forms and manner.”
“Again, the MDR attaches importance to this alleged syndicate from Individuals believed to be from the CDC led Government and all other future campaign strategies that have the propensity to derail the peace that we all enjoy today,” the statement concludes.
Liberia’s National Elections Commission is expected to conduct presidential and legislative this October 10.