Liberia: George Weah Threatens Anyone Who “Insults” President
Monrovia – President George Manneh Weah Thursday, June 6, used his address at the dedication of the Duport Market to threaten “those that constantly threatening the states, constantly inciting people.”
“I want to be clear, we will not tolerate those kinds of citizens,” the President stressed.
The President didn’t come clear with what he considers an insult; however, he stated emphatically: “Those that constantly insulting the President, I want to be clear; after this, there will be no citizens in this country, I can defy you that will ever insult the President and think you will walk on the streets freely.”
When he said “after this,” did he mean after the June 7 Protest? However, President Weah admonished every Liberian, who may have grievances to channel them in “honorable way.” He adds and further threatens: “If you have your views, express your views but any insult and any threats that citizen will be dealt with under the law. And it can be whosoever.”
The Liberian leader than advised everyone to be cautious.
The President informed those Liberians that even though they have their freedom of speech, “You have your responsibility to make sure that freedom is exercised in a peaceful way and in harmony.
He then brags about being one of those presidents who signed law for Liberians to have freedom of speech.
“In our history, I am the one, one of the Presidents that signed your law for you to have your Freedom of Speech. Even those that abuse our rights are those people that are asking for their human right.”
President Weah, however, stated that he will give Liberians their rights. Nevertheless, he added: “But you have the responsibility to make sure your right doesn’t impede any other citizen’s right.”
He wanted to make sure that his strong message was reaching every nook and cranny of Liberia.
“So, I don’t know if this message is going across the country. But just in case you are not hearing me, ask your friend ‘What did the President say’.” He then called on all Liberians, for their country’s sake, to be claimed and to be peaceful.