MONROVIA, Dec. 6 (LINA) – Hundreds of Liberian citizens from the Grebo ethnic group residing in Monrovia have distanced themselves from an endorsement in favor of the political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander B. Cummings, ahead of the 2023 General and Presidential Elections in Liberia.

It can be recalled that on the 19th of November, a group of Grebos endorsed the candidacy of the ANC political leader on the Clara Town Sports Pitch.

However, barely a week after the endorsement ceremony, hundreds of Grebos residing in Monrovia have expressed their dissatisfaction with the action of few people kinsmen, claiming to be the entire Grebo community.

Speaking during the denouncement program at the Clara Town Sports Pitch over the weekend, the spokesperson of the dissenting group, Rev. Tehneseo P. Brohdonyen Sr., described the endorsement as “a deception and disappointment on the part of a few individuals.”

“We have distanced ourselves from such endorsement of the ANC leader,” the group’s spokesman noted.

Meanwhile, Tehneseo further expressed his dissatisfaction on the part of the chairman of the community, stressing that “he is very much deceitful.”

He added that the chairman was supposed to be neutral and behave like a twin mother, but instead he became the coordinator for the ANC on behalf of the Grebo people, something, he said, did not meet the consent of the majority.

“His attitude has caused serious embarrassment for us. You can’t be a Chairman in a political party serving as coordinator in the name of the Grebo people. What face will you have to welcome other political parties who might want to come and have discussion with us?  Don’t you think that they will see us as being deceitful?” the clergyman wondered.

Rev. Brohdonyen stressed that Jeremiah G. Namely needs to be dethroned based on such action which, he emphasized, is unfair to the Grebo community.

“We are in the vast majority of the Grebo people constituting 73% living here in Clara Town who do not endorse this decision,” the group spokesman said.

The denouncement program was attended by Grebos from Grand Kru, Maryland, Sinoe  and Rivercess counties whose representatives spoke against the recent endorsement.

The group concluded that the endorsement was done by a few groups of people, alleging that they were paid to do so.


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