Benoni Urey held no punches last week, when he slammed President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for what he described as abandoning the nation for an overseas adventure in the midst of a major health epidemic.
At a gathering of supporters at the Lomax Compound in the Zubah Town community, Urey, who has not hidden his interests in contesting the 2017 presidential elections, called on President Sirleaf to cut short her current trip and return home in order to lead the efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in the country. He also questioned the benefits to the country of the President’s traveling spree, suggesting that the president needs to spend more time at home and focus on the serious matters confronting the country and people rather than trotting around the world.
Urey’s remarks sent the Sirleaf administration’s spin doctors into overdrive, drawing strong statements from Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly who is acting President: “Ebola is not a political issue, Ebola is life and death, when people are trying to contain it and to eliminate it, don’t politicize it,” Dukuly proclaimed during a presentation of anti-Ebola gears by the World Health Organization at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare last Friday.
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