MOLAC/CLACI REACT TO LIBERTY AND THE CDC PARTIES
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
The Movement of Liberians Against Corruption (MOLAC) and Concerned Liberians Against Corruption and Impunity (CLACI), sponsors of the September 24th Protest against President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on corruption, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York dismiss and condemn statements emanating from the Liberty Party (LP) and the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), disassociating themselves from the protest and the call for the unconditional resignation of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and her entire government.
It is very sad that these political parties that should be serving as the voices for our voiceless and suffering people, would abandon their inherent responsibilities as opposition parties to be the checks and balances to the ruling Unity Party and would instead become ‘collaborators’ in the suffering of our people as they lay in bed with the corrupt regime of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf – because of the crumbs that drop from the Sirleaf’s clan table as we see members of both political parties saturated in this corrupt regime, including the political leader of the CDC. The Liberty Party and CDC leaders are all ‘runaway generals’ who have abandoned the cause and clinging to their bottom line and not the Liberian people any more.
MOLAC and CLACI stepped into the fray to lead the call for the unconditional resignation of President Sirleaf and her administration because these one time opposition parties like CDC and Liberty Party abandoned their responsiblities as oppositions to fill the void their abandonment have caused and sporadically sparing the country into disaster, a past which, “we the people” vow will not sit by and let our country destroy again.
Our cause is just and our love for our homeland is unflinching and this is why MOLAC and CLACI are leading the way to saving our beloved country while political parties like the CDC and Liberty parties which should have been opposition parties to hold the ruling party feet to the fire to ensure the good and well-being of our people are meant, would opt from been opposition to “regime collaborators”, effectively make Liberia a one party state.
These irresponsible statements coming from these two political parties which suppose to be opposition political parties and one would think they would be on the side of the Liberian people but it is now clear that they rather support a corrupt regime than stand By the suffering masses.
MOLAC and CLACI wish to educate the Liberty Party which termed its UN Protest unconstitutional, to spend quality time reading the Liberian constitution which contrary to the Liberty Party’s assertion because articles 1, 5 (a) (b) (c) and 63 (b) empower our action as stipulated below;
”All power is inherent in the people. All free governments are instituted by their authority and for their benefit and they have the right to alter and reform the same when their safety and happiness so require. In order to ensure democratic government which responds to the wishes of the governed, the people shall have the right at such period, and in such manner as provided for under this Constitution, to cause their public servants to leave office and to fill vacancies by regular elections and appointments”.
The Republic shall:
a) aim at strengthening the national integration and unity of the people of Liberia, regardless of ethnic, regional or other differences, into one body politic; and the Legislature shall enact laws promoting national unification and the encouragement of all citizens to participate in government;
b) preserve, protect and promote positive Liberian culture, ensuring that traditional values which are compatible with public policy and national progress are adopted and developed as an integral part of the growing needs of the Liberian society;
c) Take steps, by appropriate legislation and executive orders, to eliminate sectionalism and tribalism, and such abuses of power as the misuse of government resources, nepotism and all other corrupt practices.
Article 63 (b) “Whenever the office of the President shall become vacant by reason of death, resignation, impeachment, or the President shall be declared incapable of carrying out the duties and functions of his office, the Vice–President shall succeed to the of the President to complete the unexpired term. In such a case, these not constitute a term”.
Such reactions and statements coming from these political parties (Liberty and the CDC parties) are troubling, and do not represent the masses that are struggling daily and who cannot afford the inhabiting corruption endemic inflicted on the suffering poor which the Liberty and CDC claim they wish to represent and lead in the future while incredibly, their leaders refuse to acknowledge that they too deserve better.
MOLAC/CLACI want to make it clear that the Liberty and the CDC parties are in agreement with the ruling Unity party when it comes to aiding and abetting the suffering of the Liberian people. These political parties lack ideas on how to move Liberia forward and this is why they have failed miserably to implement a single social program to benefit the very people they wish to rule……… just the normal Liberian political party tradition; “MAKE NOISE, DO NOTHING, AND SAY, WHEN WE GET TO POWER, WE WILL DO THIS, WE WILL DO THAT”.
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