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‘It is unacceptable’: US Concerned Over Ex-warlord PYJ, Weah Official Country-Congau Comment

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MONROVIA – The Embassy of the United States in Liberia has expressed dismay over the comments from various sides of Liberia’s political divide, making specific reference to the divisive Congau-Native politics.

“Those who promote through their words or deeds a Congo-Country divide do not have Liberia’s best interests or that of their constituents at heart, but rather appear motivated by personal ambitions or fears. It is unacceptable for Senator Prince Y. Johnson, Representative Yekeh Kolubah, “ex-generals” or other former actors in Liberia’s civil wars to incite unlawful acts through ill-considered rhetoric that could jeopardize Liberia’s hard-won peace and security,” the Embassy said in a statement.

The U.S. further described as “irresponsible” the behavior of officials of government, including Deputy Information Minister Eugene Fahngon, who promotes division on social media  

“To take such a public stance and suggest it is a private opinion or a personal right reflects a misunderstanding of the nature of public service in a democracy,” the Embassy noted. 

It added: “As Liberians look to National Unification Day next week, we encourage all Liberians to reflect on their role in constructively contributing to development and sustaining peace.”

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