Since his election in 2017 as President, Cllr. Gongloe opined that the Liberian leader has not done any tangibles of “transforming the lives of vast majority” the singular mission of his presidency.
Speaking in an interview with reporters in Monrovia on Monday, May 2, 2022, the prominent Liberian lawyer asserted that instead of transforming the lives of Liberians, the President’s regime has promoted corruption at its peak, stressing that the Liberian leader himself is not leading by example owing to the questionable wealth he is amassing since he became President.
According to him, the Liberian people , like the rest of the country, are facing hardship because the government under President Weah has deserted them adding that, the government has prioritized enriching its officials, while the citizens languish in abject poverty.
Due to the “lack of sound leadership” the human rights lawyer recounted that the country’s major sports stadium, the Samuel Kanyan Doe Sports Complex, was banned from hosting international matches by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), something he believes, should not happen under the regime of a former footballer, especially a former FIFA Best.
“In almost five years in office of President Weah’s leadership , some of the poor and young voters who assured his landslide victory are saying that their economic woes have worsened under his leadership,” stated Cllr. Gongloe.
“Government is a dignified place for service, not for stealing and not for getting opportunity for you. That’s why we are going to bring to state power,” he said.
“President Weah and his government has turned the country’s economy into a fishing net and now, only government officials are rich people and the citizens keep getting poorer,” he accentuated.
In recent days, Cllr. Gongloe has been seen carrying a homemade broom with him at public gatherings, something which he said, is a symbol of his intention to sweep away corruption if he is elected as president come 2023.
Cllr. Gongloe, a former President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), asserted further that the only way out is to make the Liberian leader a one-term President.
He stressed the need for Liberians to unite and work together to change Liberia as Liberia needs all Liberians, noting, “Poverty and hardship are respecters of no man.
“It doesn’t matter what your age is, your tribe, your gender, your region, or your religion,” added Cllr. Gongloe.
But amid unending criticisms from the opposition political bloc and in some quarters of the Liberian society, the CDC has consistently maintained that it is the best government ever in the history.
Many officials of the CDC-led government have on numerous occasions opined that the government has carried out more development in a relatively short period of time than any past administration, and therefore , it deserves a second term.