Thanks for your article about Oppong not being
prepared for the Presidency.
Unlike many that have sent out similar messages
pejoratively, your letter appears to be a sincere one
intended to persuade Mr. Weah. I highly appreciate the
tone of your message.
However, if a character like Cllr Brumskine (who
joined Taylor after Ghankay has unpacked his grand
plan for Liberia) is now seen as a possible winner of
the Presidency, then I see no reason why Mr. Weah
should not take a shot at the presidency.
I, too have my concerns about Mr. Weah's readiness;
But if many of the decent characters of Liberian
politics have little chances of winning the next
elections due to fighting among themselves...and that
taking Oppong out of the race will increase the
chances of a Brumskine presidency....then I beg to
disagree with you. I put all of my efforts behind a
Weah leadership for Liberia.
I encourage Liberians who are asking Weah to drop out
of the race to let us know their choices and defend
Yours in the quest for a decent Liberia,
Confession Of A Leader
have said, with good reasons, that all that we see in Africa is an
unending spectacle of tragedy that usually borders on the comical. So
true. And much has not changed in that regard, anyway. But
check this out. Sad as it may seem, a ray of hope may be appearing. A
guy mounts the stage somewhere in Africa and makes the following
declaration: "I have failed the Zambian people and the Zambian nation.
One of my failures is, it has not been possible to reduce poverty, and
I feel sad about it." Sounds strange and downright spooky? Well that's
because we are not quite used to the modesty of our leaders; and their
admission of failure is not commonplace even. If anything, it is a
rarity and close to nonexistent. But we can be sure that this is not a
confession made before a priest. These were the word of Zambian
President, Levy Mwanawasa, in a statement to the Zambian people while
announcing a recent cabinet reshuffle.