By Timothy T. Seaklon
The opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has alleged that an attempt has been made to assassinate its political leader, Ambassador George Manneh Weah.
The CDC Vice Chairman for Operations, Mr. Mulbah Morlu, told journalists yesterday in Monrovia that two attempts have been made on the life of Ambassador George Weah on his farm in the Thinkers Village community on the Robertsfield Highway.
Mr. Morlu said two days ago, a group of well-armed police officers under the command of Deputy Police Director for Operations, Col. A. B. Kromah encroached on the farm of Ambassador Weah and chased away employees on the farm, thereby leading to many of them sustaining injuries.
Mr. Morlu further revealed that the police sieged the property and early Tuesday at about the 2 a.m. Col. A. B. Kromah again moved in with a group of armed blue uniformed men and began harassing employees on the farm where the CDC political is engaged in fish and crop farming.
He said the CDC will not accept any intrusion on the property of Ambassador without any warrant, saying, “The police created panic as they searched everywhere to arrest Ambassador Weah or have him killed.”
In a serious tone, Mulbah Morlu called on supporters and members of the CDC to see every police officer as an enemy. “I am warning all CDCians not see any police officer as a friend but an enemy because the police want to destroy all CDCians,” he said.
Mr. Morlu whose statement of late has been creating fear in the public said as a result of the assassination attempt on the life of Ambassador Weah, the CDC has written the Ministry of Justice, the United Nations and the United States Government because the CDC Political leader is a global citizen.
The CDC Operation man said if anything happens to Ambassador, its effect will spill over and reach across Liberia’s borders and as such the CDC will not take any attempt on his life likely.
Speaking earlier, Mr. Morlu disclosed that the Police are after a member of the CDC youth wing Musa Konneh by carrying out a hunt for him at night. “This act is uncalled for; it is illegal and we have advised Mr. Konneh not to turn himself over to the police and if Mr. Robert Sirleaf has problem with him he should complain to the National Elections Commission (NEC)”, Morlu said.
Mr. Morlu told a Press Conference at the CDC headquarters that the Police are hunting for Mr. Konneh because Mr. Robert Sirleaf has complained him to the Police for damaging his campaign bill-board.
The CDC Strongman said the pending Mid-term election is a taboo on ground that the CDC will resist any fraud to have Robert Sirleaf win the election. “If we obtain any evidence of fraud in this election that will deliver Montserrado County to Robert Sirleaf we will not go on the negotiating table but take to the streets,” Morlu stressed.
He described the recently announced Executive Order 65 upon which the Supreme Court of Liberia has placed a stay order as “being less value than a toilet tissue.”
In recent time the CDC also accused its former Chairman George Solo of trying to kill the Party’s political leader, George Weah.
When the deputy Police Director for operation was contacted relative to the allegation, he described same as “mere balderdash.”
By Timothy T. Seaklon