Liberia: Rep. Fallah Admits Meeting With Ex-Rebels, But…
MONROVIA – Representative Thomas Fallah (CDC, District 5, Montserrado County) has confirmed meeting with some ex-rebels alongside Senator Saah Joseph (CDC, Montserrado County) as reported by Ok FM but said the meeting as a mediate and stop a planned protest by the former fighters.
OK FM, a local radio station in Monrovia had reported that the two ruling party lawmakers had met with the former rebel generals to strategize how to defeat Senator Abraham Darius Dillon (LP, Montserrado County) in the December 8, 2020 special election.
According to OK FM, their reporter who sneaked into the closed-door meeting reported that Senator Joseph who spoke on Rep. Fallah’s behalf informed the former rebels that they were in a campaign mood to ensure that Senator Darius Dillon be defeated in the December midterm senatorial elections.
Upon hearing of the report on OK FM, Senator Dillon reacted by expressing his disappointment in the two lawmakers.
He posted to Facebook:
Sen. Saah Joseph, we are watching you; God is watching even more!
Your reported meeting today with some notorious ex-generals of Liberia’s civil conflict, accompanied by Rep. Thomas Fallah relative to the upcoming Senatorial election has been exposed by OK FM 99.5 and other news outlets.
We have been credibly informed about the discussions and the amount you dished to them. I am shocked, but not disappoint tho! I am shocked only because I did not expect you would allow yourself to go at such length.
But trust me, God is in control, and ”no weapon fashioned against (me) shall prosper”, according to God’s will and purpose. Still love you as a brother and Colleague!!
Thomas Fallah, Saah Joseph Respond
Speaking with FrontPageAfrica via a telephone interview, Rep. Fallah said he was invited to the meeting called by his colleague Senator Saah Joseph of Montserrado County.
The Meeting, according to him, was held on Benson Street in the building that once housed the defense ministry to listen to aggrieved ex-rebels who complained of not being recognize and threatened to stage a protest if their grievances were not addressed.
“How can a meeting held in broad-day light on Benson Street be a secret meeting? In fact, we didn’t have the meeting we only did introduction and agreed to reschedule the meeting because the place was congested.
“People believe that because the society is gullible so they can go around and lie. The ex-rebels say they haven’t received their benefits, they want to stage a protest if they cannot get redress. The meeting will be tomorrow because that was the plan,” Rep. Fallah said.
Senator Joseph also told FrontPageAfrica that as senior Senator of Montserrado County, it is his responsibility to meet with any citizen in the bailiwick of the county, especially when there are trending issues of concern that warrant his attention.
“In my 47 years of existence I have harbored no ill-will, and will not, not today, nor tomorrow against any human being, let along my colleague at the Senate,” he said.