Dr. Peter Coleman has termed as laughable the call by the Political Leader of the CDC, Senator George M. Weah, for the CDC Grievance and Ethics Committee to probe him for “Conflict of interest” as it relates to “Professional Services” at the JFK Memorial Hospital.
In what he called an Initial Reaction to the CDC “So-called” probe of Senator Coleman by the Ethics and Grievance Committee, Dr. Coleman questioned, “Does the CDC have a Grievance and Ethics Committee? If so, where have they been all these years with so many ethical transgressions being committed by the Leadership of the Party and other Executive Members of the party including its Political Leader?
Senator Coleman said he is constrained to clarify that he is not one of those legislators that needed the popularity of Mr. Weah to be elected. “I was elected clearly based on the merits of my work and care for the good people of Grand Kru County,” the Grand Kru Senator said.
In his reaction, Senator Coleman said since 2013, he and the CDC have had a very strained relationship when he refused to provide support to the CDC in Montserrado County based on the fact that he had to support the CDC in his own county (Grand Kru). According to Dr. Coleman, Montserrado had the majority of the legislators and they should take care of their county.
Dr. Senator Coleman said being the only CDC legislator from Grand Kru, he had an enormous responsibility to handle the affairs of the CDC in Grand Kru.“This did not go down well with the leadership of the CDC. Since then, Senator Coleman has dissociated himself from the CDC and perhaps this is the reason the CDC Political Leader feels that he can now attack Senator Coleman,” the Senator’s reaction noted.
Senator Coleman said it is very unfortunate that the party did not comprehend the elaborate explanation provided by his Press Release that made references to the Code of Conduct that vindicated him. “The Professional Services rendered the John F. Kennedy Medical Center and the A. M. Dogliotti School of Medicine, University of Liberia, by a well learned Surgeon was and remains vital in the public interest,” the reaction stressed.
Accordingly, the Senator informed the CDC that he will not avail himself to be a part of any probe by its “so-called” Grievance and Ethics Committee.
Dr. Coleman said he would have resigned from the Congress for Democratic Change more than two (2) years ago, but he always thought that the CDC would get better and perhaps the appropriate time has now arrived to severe whatsoever Umbilical Cord existing between the CDC and him.
He then wished the Congress for Democratic Change well and called for mutual respect for professionals within the party.