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Presidential Press Secretary Office Dismisses ‘Speculative’ FrontPage Africa Article

MONROVIA, Jan. 4 (LINA) – The office of the Presidential Press Secretary has expressed dismay over a speculative story reported by the FrontPage Africa in its Monday, December 31, edition captioned, « Pres. Weah’s Multi-Million Dollars Complex Nearing Completion »

The story insinuated that the President is being interrogated by some international groups over some purported properties, a statement pointed out.

The office of the presidential press secretary noted that although FrontPage Africa reported that it had not verified the story, it, however, reported that the President was « contemplating on presenting the structures as a gift to government as some development partners have launched an investigation into Pres. Weah’s acquisition of the properties. »

The Presidential Press Secretary’s office said it is alarmed that a media outlet would choose to publish a story of such magnitude without contacting anyone but would base its reportage apparently on hearsay and speculation.

« This is not journalism, but a mischief intended to incite the public against the President by spreading falsehood, » said a statement from the office of the presidential press secretary.

It said the Office of the Presidential Press Secretary calls on FrontPage Africa newspaper and other media institutions to always seek clarifications on matters concerning the presidency before publication or broadcast.

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