SINJE TOWN, Oct. 14 (LINA) – The National Vice Chairman for Planning, Policy and Programs of the CDC Youth League, Millias Z. Sheriff, has trashed rumors in Grand Cape Mount County that the President of Liberia will dismiss local county officials who refuse to support the ruling CDC candidate in the December 8 Senatorial Election.
Sheriff described the rumor as a `failed political strategy’ by opposition propagandists.”
The Vice Chairman for Planning, Policy and Programs of the Coalition for Democratic Change Youth League made the statement in the wake of widespread rumors in the county that Paramount, Clan and Town Chiefs will be fired if they fail to support the CDC candidate in the December 8 Senatorial Election.
Addressing a group of Paramount and Clan Chiefs at the Sinje Multipurpose Building on Tuesday, Sheriff told the elders that at no point in time has the President of Liberia given such instruction to any senior county official.
According to Sheriff, President Weah respects and values local leaders and their respective offices and as such they continue to enjoy his explicit confidence.
« As men and women of wisdom, nobody is coming to take your jobs; so let them not put fear in you, » the Vice Chairman of the CDC Youth League told the elders.
« What the President will expect of you is a cordial working relationship in moving the government’s agenda for the growth and development of our county and country, » the Vice Chairman said.
Sheriff said President Weah is fully aware that he is President for the whole of Liberia and all Liberians, and as such he did not appoint only CDCians in his government but also appointed people from other political parties.
He added that with the political inclusion of the government, all what the President expects of his officials is mutual respect so as to carry out the country’s development agenda put forth by the CDC-led government.
Meanwhile, Sheriff is calling on local leaders to be committed to ensuring a smooth working relationship between them and senior officials of the county.
He is encouraging local leaders to use their wisdom to make sure that the citizens of Grand Cape Mount County continue to enjoy peace and stability.