Liberia: Samuel K. Doe, Jr. Condemns Violence in Grand Gedeh County against Opposition Political Figures

Former President Samuel K. Doe is remembered in Liberian history for igniting a tribal war between the Khrans of Grand Gedeh County and the people of Nimba over political differences. He was killed in 1990 by fighters loyal to now Senator Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County

MONROVIA – The son of slain President Samuel K. Doe has termed as disgraceful the attacks on the ANC political leader Alexander Cummings and Montserrado County District 10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah in Grand Gedeh County.

Samuel K. Doe, Jr. a native of the county in a Facebook post stated: “This is totally disgraceful the way my people are behaving In Grand Gedeh. If you treat a lawmaker in such manner, you risk also getting your Lawmakers Antagonized if they go to other counties! Yes, agreed we Love our president, but why behave barbarically so that people see the Kind Loving People of Mama Gedeh as Hooligans!! This is not our Nature!! You guys wronged the Honorable man, regardless of our differences!!…we have a culture of being very kind and caring to our Guest!”

Meanwhile, members of the Grand Gedeh County Legislative Caucus have condemned Thursday’s incident in the county during which a group of Young people claiming to be partisans of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change  attacked Representative Yekeh Kolubah (ANC-District #10 Montserrado County) and Mr. Alexander the chairman of the opposition Collaborating Political Parties(CPP).

Addressing a news conference hours after Thursday’s rioting, the Caucus, represented by Representative Zoe Pennue(CDC, District #1); Alex Grant(CDC, District #3); George S. Boley(UPP, District #2) and Senator Alphonso Gaye (UP), termed the incident as embarrassing and unfortunate to the County, one that has painted a negative picture of the peace loving people of Grand Gedeh County.  

Representative Grant, Chairman of the county legislative caucus, said the incident has brought unnecessary negativity to the county. “The Grand Gedeh County legislative Caucus hereby condemns in the strongest terms the attack on Mr. Alexander Cummings, Representative Yekeh Kolubah, and the entire delegation,” Grant averred.

The Caucus has also called for the arrest and investigation of those who perpetrated the violence and promised not to sit and allow any group or persons to use the county to undermine the current peace being enjoyed by Liberians.