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Gov’t Warns PLP Against
Unauthorized Protest

Government has warned the People’s Liberation Party(PLP) of any unauthorized protest.
Information Minister, Leggerhood Rennie told the media yesterday in Monrovia that anybody wishing to demonstrate must get permission from the Justice Ministry but anything short of that by putting people in the street will not augur well.
He then reminded would-be marchers that Liberia is a country of law and order, and not men of lawlessness that would cause the destruction of lives and properties as anybody involved will be arrested.
“Going back and forward carrying complaint to international missions or embassies here will not help you because these people will not demean themselves in these kinds of domestics politicking,” Rennie noted.
This is in response to the 3-day ultimatum given government by the People Liberation Party (PLP) who claimed that their helicopter has been denied landing rights by the regime.
Commenting on other state matters, Rennie urged public officials or political leaders in the country to lower their tones of raining insults mainly at the presidency which does not augur well.
He said that nowadays statesmen and women fond of insulting each other has become a political culture which is not helping the future generation who listen or read about them daily.
Rennie stated among many things that the peace and stability of the country is more important and that responsibility rests with everyone because Liberia has come of age.
Referencing former Vice President, Joseph Nyumah Boakai’s reported comments of “insults” against the Presidency recently, the Information Minister noted that it did not sound good but the President will not respond.
He cautioned Liberians to always respect their leaders both former and present ones because of the contribution made to the growth and development of the country.
“Oldman Boakai should be made to understand that George Weah who is a junior brother to be raining insults at him in such a manner and form should be condemned by any well civilized Liberian,” Rennie noted.
The chief spokesman advanced further that though Boakai insulted Weah enough, but the President will not respond to him because by doing so then he (Weah) will be joining the Unity Party’s flag-bearer as well.
He said though Liberians are decent people who can differ with each other on policies but are not enemies, therefore they deserve a different kind of politicking than ever.

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