Liberia: Jubilating Dillon Supporter Hit by Pres. Weah’s Convoy, Leaves with Broken Leg
Monrovia – Thursday’s scene of jubilation at the headquarters of the Liberty Party came to a halt, following an accident that left one of Senator Dillon’s supporters in agony when one of the vehicles in President George Manneh Weah’s convoy hit him and reportedly broke one of his legs.
FrontPageAfrica has not been able to verify the name of the victim, but however, gathered that he is a commercial motorcyclist.
He was among scores of supporters who had gathered at the Liberty Party headquarters, based on the instruction from Senator Dillon, to celebrate preliminary results being announced by the National Elections Commission.
He was hit by the speeding vehicle that did not stop, neither did the tail vehicle the end of the convoy.
Eyewitnesses said there was presence of huge crowd along the Tubman Boulevard where the Liberty Party has its headquarters when the incident occurred.
Following the incident that left him in a pool of blood, he was taken to the ELWA Hospital for treatment.
The Collaborating Political Party has not yet made its official statement on the incident as of press time.
However, the Executive Protection Service has expressed profound regrets over what it calls “an unfortunate incident”.
The government emphasized that the situation was unintentional.
The Minister of Information, Mr. Ledgerhood Rennie, indicated that President Weah has expressed regret over the situation and has called LP Political Leader Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence and Chairman Senator Stephen Zargo to express his dismay and concern over the accident.
“The President instructed Police Director Patrick Sudue to meet with the victim and his family in order to convey the sentiments of the office of the President, while initiating an investigation into the incident.”
“The victim was taken to the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville for medical treatment. Initial report is that his leg is broken,” the press release stated.
According to the statement, the President has committed himself to pay all medical expenses of the victim.