Monrovia - Former Liberian Ambassador to the U.S., Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, now Vice Standard Bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), has rubbished media reports linking him to impersonation.
Mr. Sulunteh in a response to the reports, described allegations against him as an irresponsible campaign intended to besmear his hard earned character which should not be given the slightest attention.
Speaking with this paper via mobile phone, the ANC vice standard bearer said he has absolutely no business to act in a capacity that he requested permission from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to leave in 2016, in order to pursue a new endeavor in his life.
A local daily newspaper in Liberia reported last week that the former Liberian Ambassador to the United States was still imitating his former capacity as a diplomat and representing the country at meetings on behalf of the country.
The news organ also branded the former ambassador as a Canadian by naturalization.
The former Liberian Ambassador to the US claimed that he had requested a meeting with ECOWAS Ambassadors Group (EAG) through some colleagues at the Liberian Embassy in Washington and he personally sent out a communication to those ambassadors as follow-up.
Ambassador Sulunteh said: “While our presence will intimidate our opponents who would equally use all and every variable available to blackmail us ranging from smear campaigns that we are Canadian citizen to impersonation as ambassador; our team led by Mr. Alexander Benedict Cummings and the Alternative National Congress (ANC) is unmoved by those surrogates who are mere platitude of deceit.”
He further said that with regards to his alleged Canadian citizenship which has been preached by people he described as surrogates on radio; “opponents will soon brand the entire Party (ANC) as foreigners’ Party even when it is clearly established that they are Liberians.”
Prior to his nomination as Ambassador to the United States, he said it was a known fact that he is a Liberian, but when he joined the ANC and became the Vice Standard Bearer to Mr. Alexander Benedict Cummings, the Coca-cola retiree then he is branded as a Canadian.
“Although Ambassador Sulunteh is a Canadian trained economist, he is not a Canadian citizen."
"Probably in the not too distance future, the surrogate will refer to Chairman Lafayette E. O. Gould as a British citizen and on we go,” said the former ambassador.