By Kalifala S. Donzo (November 6th 2005)
"...How sincere are Varney Sherman, Winston Tubman and Alhaji G.V. Kromah as they all have become mere followers to the high school drop out Weah and his CDC? It's obvious that these all are self-seeking politicians who want to be where they will be assure of free chopping. These educated defeated candidates know George Weah's limitation and his inability to provide a deserving leadership for the country but they have allowed personal interests to supersede the national interests. How selfish can Varney Sherman, Winston Tubman, Alhaji G.V. Kromah and others of their kind be?...”
As Liberian head to the poll on November 8, 2005, I am wondering whether the campaign is actually between the "educated and uneducated." And does George Weah really believe in this? Indeed does George Weah and his supporters really believe that the whole election is between the "educated people who have failed us" and the un-educated that will rescue the nation from such failure? For anyone to believe this is an indication of that person's low level of thinking. It only show the level of ignorance on the part of the standard-bearer and his supporters. How possible can the CDC government function with only the "wheelbarrow boys" and the interest seeking politicians?
Does Weah see his surrounding ? No. I guess he doesn't see around himself or he might be pretending. This is true, I know his died hard supporters agree with him regardless of what he says or does. If Weah and his supporters want us to believe that the educated people have failed Liberia, then what about those educated people he has within his camp? Or can we say the educated people in Weah's camp are people who bought their degrees from the degree mills, as Mr. Weah himself is accused of?
Weah may be right because 95% of the people surrounding him can't win any elected office on their own term, and as a results they have become mere followers. Most of them can't boast of any achievement. That's why they are all cheapening themselves by being yes men in Weah's camp. These are desperados who are desperately wishing for Weah leadership so they can build up their last minute fortunes at the Liberian people's expense. As the saying goes in Liberia, they are getting on the gravy train for their last chopping.
How sincere are Varney Sherman, Winston Tubman and Alhaji G.V. Kromah as they all have become mere followers to the high school drop out Weah and his CDC? It's obvious that these all are self-seeking politicians who want to be where they will be assure of free chopping. These educated defeated candidates know George Weah's limitation and his inability to provide a deserving leadership for the country but they have allowed personal interests to supersede the national interests. How selfish can Varney Sherman, Winston Tubman, Alhaji G.V. Kromah and others of their kind be? They have just shown that their degrees are worth nothing if they will choose a high school drop out over an educated person like themselves. It's the ultimate betrayal.
One does not have to be a rocket scientist to understand that George Weah is not up to the task to lead Liberia at this difficult time.
What's about the LURD and MODEL division or the INPFL brutal killing of the late Samuel Doe? The drama is on video tape around the world. It always reminds us of the kind of evil people we are. Can these rebel factions overcome their rivalry to support CDC? Look at what happened recently in Ganta when the brutal senator elect
Prince Y Johnson who suppose to be protecting his people but instead he continue his natural pattern of intimidation and beating of his people. This is scaring for Liberian. Again, we have a choice to make on November 8 2005.
Liberia future generations will hold every CDC voters accountable for knowing what they know now but still choose to vote for a candidate that does not have the leadership ability to lead Liberia.
Don't ask who make up NDPL. Of course they influenced the decision for the NDPL standard-bearer, Winston Tubman to endorse Weah because is going to weep the tears from the eyes of the Grand Gedeans by giving Samuel Doe a state funeral.
I understand the frustration and regret Alhaji Kromah is having right now. He has opposition rivalries on both sides of the CDC and UP. He wishes he has won the first round of the election. But when he lost the election, Alhaji GV Kromah found himself in a lonely camp because he couldn't go to the Unity Party fearing that those educated people will not tolerate his arrogance. Kromah understands that most people in UP know about him and he wasn't standing any good chance of being in control as he always loves to be. But one thing he didn't understand was that if he has endorsed the UP, his intelligence and competence could have served him well. Unlike CDC, he was too late for the endorsement. By the time Kromah endorsed CDC, the standard bearer Weah had already been engulfed by Kromah's old rivals. As his rivals say..... don't worry about Kromah we know how to take care of him.... let him join CDC we will help to settle him down. How can we take Kromah serious when he says one thing and does another? His ALCOP campaign slogan within the Mandingo community was that any body that does not support him was against the Mandingo and Islamic progress in Liberia. He was telling his followers to vote for him because he's a Mandingo and a moslem. According to sources in Liberia, he told the same supporters in Nimba to vote for Prince Johnson, who is notorious for his war time crime against humanity.
As for Varney Sherman, he knows what's good for Liberia under the UP leadership but for selfish reason, he rejected UP because of his personal differences with its standard bearer, Ellen. What good is his education serving him if he couldn't reconcile his soul to consider Liberia first.
What if Weah re-phrase his election slogan be the educated people failed us and the controversial warlord along with the wheelbarrow boys will save us
Kalifala S. Donzo writes from Virginia, USA