UP Takes Issue With Brumskine, Freeman

By C. Winnie Saywah-Jimmy

The ruling Unity Party (UP) has taken seriously comments made by representatives of two opposition political parties on the state of affairs in the country.

In a press conference yesterday, the UP noted that civility must be reflected not only in the tone but also in the content of what one says and or addresses those in authority thereby accusing Liberty Party’s (LP) Charles Brumskine and the political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman of bad politicking.

The party accused Mr. Freeman of plastering the President State of the Nation Address with inappropriate expressions and spreading misinformation about what the address was intended to achieve.

The party also accused Cllr. Brumskine of using inappropriate expressions in utterances tantamount to pre-campaigning while addressing a group of residents in Grand Bassa County recently.

The group said Cllr. Brumskine’s expression was a direct call on residents of the county to reject the incumbent Senator which is against the calendar of events released by the National Elections Commission.

They said the timetable released by the NEC indicates August 12 to October 14, 2014 as the dates for campaign and noted that Cllr. Brumskine’s statement recently must claim the attention of the NEC if Cllr. Jerome Korkoyah and his team are to be trusted.

The UP said democracy cannot work in Liberia and anywhere if political actors refuse to conduct themselves in a responsible manner calling on the media to hold them (politicians) accountable for their actions.

The UP further noticed that those who have no message for voters revert to frustration and volatile comments against constituted authority with the notion that it happened in the past which clearly signifies that there are still others who are stuck in the past and refuse to move into the future.

The party called on the media to assist in unmasking Liberia’s new faceless enemies, some of whom are now disguised as politicians.

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