By Edwin G. Wandah
A founding member and Executive Member of the Congress for Democratic Change- CDC, Jemima Wolokollie has sharply criticized the roles of her political leader and Liberia’s Peace Ambassador George M. Weah for turning the entire ongoing peace and reconciliation process to a CDC led initiative. According to Madam Wolokollie, Ambassador Weah is a man who does not forgive, and lacks the ability to accept the rights to correct the wrongs and that within the Congress for Democratic Change the CDC, has several internal hurts and bitterness which most of the members are carrying on their heads, something which she said her Standard Bearer and political leader had lacked the ability to settle.
The CDC founding Executive member who appeared on the Liberia Broadcasting System-LBS recently said as a leader, one must be opened to forgiveness and accept criticisms.
She further said that to be a true reconsider, Ambassador Weah must extend a hand of friendship to every Liberian, irrespective of political differences, party politics, religious differences, ethnic affiliation and avoid pride which she believes may hinder the achievements of the Peace and Reconciliation Process in Liberia.
“Ambassador Weah does not forgive easily, so, I see the process slow to achieve its objectives; this is not about money, but key on the agenda of every Liberian is to forget the past, the bitterness, the pains, and the hatred and embrace the today we have,” she stated.
“Today, we are talking about peace and reconciliation; and we have Ambassador George M. Weah as head of this process. But let every Liberian join in the process and embrace peace and reconciliation because it is the only way we can achieve this one and big process that has been destroyed over the years, and let Ambassador Weah come back home and live with the people he wants to reconcile, because Ambassador Weah cannot be resident of Florida the United States of America and unite the people of Liberia,” Madam Wolokollie concluded.
Meanwhile, all of the callers that called yesterday criticized Ambassador Weah for his unforgettable spirit, lack of forgiveness, retaliation and creating deeper wounds in his Congress for Democratic Change Party the CDC and not even being able to unite partisans of the party.
Other Liberians spoken to criticized Ambassador Weah for his acceptance to serve as Chairman of the Peace and Reconciliation Process when he and his CDC Party lost the votes of Nimba County to Senior Senator Hon. Prince Yormie Johnson who came third behind the then CDC during the 2011 General and Presidential Elections and Run-Off Elections, simply because the CDC’s proposed platform at the time was dominantly advocating for the establishment of a World Crime Tribunal to try former perpetrators of crimes associated with the Liberian Civil War.