‘Appalling Moral Deficiencies’, Make Robert Sirleaf Unfit to Run for the Senate

first_imgThe governing Unity Party (UP) has declared the “beloved son” of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Robert, as a character with moral deficiencies too “appalling” to contest the ensuing senatorial election as a candidate.Robert Sirleaf, the President’s “beloved son” as indicated in her memoirs, has placed his name on the ballot to stand in the upcoming election as a candidate for Montserrado; Liberia’s first and most populous county.Sirleaf has opted to campaign against his mother’s political party that was fielding a candidate, Ali Sylla, who later declined.  Another candidate in the race is former soccer star and Peace Ambassador, George Opong Weah.Addressing a news conference over the weekend, Unity Party Secretary General Wilmot Paye announced that it has not, and will not support Robert Sirleaf because he (Robert) “lacks the moral credentials and credibility to earn our party’s trust.”UP asserted that the party is convinced that while Robert may have become rich overnight, he stills does not deserve the vote of the people.The party further warned members of the Executive Committee, including Robert’s mother, President Johnson Sirleaf, to be fully aware of the consequences in taking the decision to support Robert, adding.  “Pledging her support to him would be done at his or her own risk.”Unity Party said: “Besides, it will be foolhardy for any member and leader of UP to support a man whose conduct and activities have the trademark of an avowed enemy. Moreover, any member seen or caught undermining any of our candidates will be treated like an enemy of the Unity Party-like Robert Sirleaf.“The marauding bands of individuals with appalling moral deficiencies have nothing to offer and will be crushed in their mischief. We cannot allow Liberia to fall prey to their whims and caprices.“We complained that this Sirleaf was an emerging monster determined to impose his abominable will on our society.“We have every reason to believe that this Sirleaf is determined to undermine the UP, this he is pursuing religiously, using privileges and resources that he did not have nine years ago.”Paye on behalf of the party said, making Sirleaf senator at this moment will be the “most horrible crime of the 21st Century.”Explaining the party’s ordeal with the President’s son, Paye lamented; “In the meeting of Tuesday, October 21, 2014, which he had called, Robert Sirleaf hurled insults at the UP and its leadership.“He went as far as describing the assembled youth leaders as being “malnourished.” He threatened that “they will remain poor for the next three years of this administration if they don’t support his senatorial bid.“This is no idle threat, and so we detest it in the strongest possible terms! We must stop this creeping monster once and for all.“Our patience has run out! No longer will we tolerate Robert’s unprovoked actions against us. Although not so privileged, as he is, to reap from where he did not sow, we will yet expose his grand design. Henceforth, we will treat him as an enemy. He was no friend of UP, is no friend even now, and will he be in decades to come,” the UP statement concluded.Meanwhile, when reached for comments, the Robert Sirleaf campaign team agreed to officially respond to the UP’s assertions this week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wajir’s Al-Hayat to face Ifpo in North Eastern Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom final

first_img0Shares0000Ahmed Sabri produced the man of the match performance after notching a brace for a strong Al-Hayat side and ensure the Wajir based side qualify for the final that will be played on Sunday at the same venue.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 6 – Al-Hayat from Wajir will battle it out with Ifpo from Garissa County in the final of the North Eastern Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom final after whipping Jamia from Mandera 2-1 in the second semi-final hosted at the Garissa University on Saturday.Ahmed Sabri produced the man of the match performance after notching a brace for a strong Al-Hayat side and ensure the Wajir based side qualify for the final that will be played on Sunday at the same venue. Earlier on Ifpo eliminated Jack Boys by handing the Dadaab based side a 3-0 thrashing in the first-semi final.The last match of the day was an eye catching one with players from Al-Hayat displaying their skills in the presence of a sizeable crowd despite playing on a dusty ground and to make matters worse under a scotching sun.Sabri, a lethal winger deservedly sent Al-Hayat ahead seven minutes after kick-off after scoring a brilliant goal from a tight left angle, forcing the Jamia FC keeper, Ibrahim Siyad to punch the ball into his own net.The goal was coming after Al Hayat pressed Jamia on their box but lady luck was not on their side as they saw their efforts miss the target.Maalim Ibrahim could have handed Jamia the consolation in the 24th minute after dribbling past the Al-Hayat defence but fluffed the glorious chance, blazing over his shot.Mohammed Abdulahi came to Jamia’s rescue after clearing the ball on the line in the 40th minute but five minutes later Siyad completed his brace after scoring a sparkling goal from a solo effort.He had picked the ball from the midfield to dribble past Jamia players to smash the ball on the right wing.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILCAR BIDDING TO REACH FIRST DONEGAL SFC FINAL SINCE 1993 THIS WEEKEND

first_imgKilcar GAA News:Hard luck to our Minor team who were narrowly defeated by an injurytime point by Milford in the county B final in Ballybofey on Saturdayit was a great team effort from the lads most of whom are on the Under16 team, hard luck also to our reserves who lost their championshipquarter final replay against Four Masters by 0-10 to 0-08. It’s a bigweekend for our seniors when they bid to reach the county final forthe first time since 1993 when they take on Naomh Conaill inBallybofey on Sunday at 3:30pm best of luck to the lads. UnderageWell done to our Under 16s on winning the regional final against FourMasters by 2-13 to 2-11 on Monday evening in Dunklineely, our Under13s are in action away to Naomh Columba this Tuesday at 6:30pm.Scor Na NogScor Na Nog is due to take place in the coming weeks. It would belovely to see as many young people as possible taking part this yearto represent their club. If anyone would like to give a helping handto organise the event your help would be greatly appreciated. Thefollowing acts are needed: Solo Singer, Ballad Group, InstrumentalGroup, Storyteller, Set and Ballad Dancers and Quiz Team. Call or textHonora: 087-7925603 Club AppWe are up to 188 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like tosign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLGChill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3.Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Login and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You willreceive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpotis €4,800 this week’s numbers were:  3, 5, 9 and 30 winners were: €50Con Haughey (Kilbeg) €30 John Cunningham (Glen) and €20 FionaO’Donnell (Ballymoon).  Lotto Plus numbers 9, 13, 22 and 23 there wasno winner.Bingo There was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now€5,450 on 45 numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €150 John Conwell,€80 Marie McShane, John Cunningham, Catherine Johnston, €70 ColetteMcDevitt, Eileen Curran, Breege McGuinness, Sally McHugh, BreegeMcCalliog, Nora Byrne, Kathleen Cunningham and Mrs McGonagle.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you canalso follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAAand @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR BIDDING TO REACH FIRST DONEGAL SFC FINAL SINCE 1993 THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAASportlast_img read more