President George M. Weah delivering his 6th and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) has vowed to deal with those he described as “troublemakers” wanting disturb the country’s peace, security and stability ahead of the Presidential and Legislative elections in October of this year.
The Liberian leader, speaking to the citizenry through their direct Representatives at the joint session of the National Legislature in Monrovia, maintained that his government takes highly the peace, security and stability of the country as such, those wanting to get involved into act of violence will be dealt within in accordance with laws of the country.
However, the Liberian Chief Executive assertion was triggered following the discovery of a huge consignment of over 450 automatic and ammunition by the state joint securities at the Freeport of Monrovia.
Commenting on the discovery of the guns, President Weah described the discovery of the weapons as a total “shock, unfortunate and scarring” thus pledging his government commitment to ensure that all those involved are investigated and prosecuted.
“We were all in shock about this scarring and troubling development because it is a major cause for concern especially so with just months to the October 10 Presidential and Legislative elections,” he emphasized.
According to him, he has also been informed by authorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP) of its ongoing investigation with support of international partners, although the President failed to mentioned the extend of the investigation since the confiscation of the arms.
He at the same also stressed the need to deal with troublemakers in line with the law, declaring that his government will not hesitate to deal with threats against national security of the country.
Meanwhile, President Weah is at the same time pledging his government fullest commitment to ensuring free, fair and transparent elections comes October of 2023.
The Liberian leader who is also expected to announced his ambition for second-term expressed optimism that Liberia will pass the test of holding another peaceful and credible post-war election comes October 10.
Commenting on his government performance for his five years in office, the Liberian leader bragged that his government has achieved more than any five-year-old government has made owing to the fact of its “enormous progress, in spite of many challenges, boasting of achieving macroeconomic stability.”
He then thanked the international development partners for the confidence imposed in his government through numerous supports to various sectors, including support to the National Elections Commission (NEC) among others.
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