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Liberia’s Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel F. McGill, speaking at MICAT news conference Liberia’s Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel F. McGill, speaking at MICAT news conference

‘Shameful and Embarrassing’ - Minister McGill Describes Mixture of Liberia’s Culture With Politics Featured

Liberia’s Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel F. McGill, has condemned in the strongest term what he calls the mixture of the country’s culture with politics. 

“This is shameful and embarrassing to see people bring our tradition into public ridicule,” he asserted.

According to him, if people have issues , the best way is to use the law and not through traditional means.

Responding to questions relative to settling the Lofa County election saga, Minister McGill, in an angry and emotional mood, wondered how will a “country devil” have a press conference on political issues.

“This has never happened before for a country devil to have a press conference and it is a shame to our tradition and needs to be condemned by all of our people,” he emphasized.

He stated that Liberia is greater  than anybody, and therefore, the country cannot be torn apart because of politics.

He pointed out that whoever that is behind said should be disgraced because there is no way a “country devil” can discuss election issues.

He wondered if all of the “country devils” come out and talk about the election issues what will happen to Liberia.

Moreover, he mentioned that those who engage into such issue should be publicly rebuked because they have brought shame to the tradition of the Lofa People.

“I was totally ashamed of myself, do you know what it means when a country devil comes out? He asked?

He challenged politicians to stop said behavior, noting that Liberia needs unity and it is no time to divide the people of Liberia.

“When issue is before the Court it should in no way be sent and or handled by traditional means,” he frowned.

Speaking on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism(MICAT) regular news conference, he further frowned at people who will want to take state power to use traditional means, thereby risking the lives of the ordinary traditional people.

“Let’s believe in our democracy, it is the Liberian people who decide not the country devil,” warning that said ugly attitude should never happen and even the chief Zoes who engaged in said should be condemned.

Meanwhile, he then assured the public that the government is ready and willing to listen to issues if they have because it is part of the democratic process and that is why the government tolerates protest, but was quick to point out that said should be done in line with the laws of the land.

 

 

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