Ever since the presidential ticket of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) emerged victorious in the December 26, 2017 runoff followed by inauguration January 2018, much has been persistent outburst of rumor of bad blood between the victorious pair. The rumor has increasingly grown intense over the last year and half to the extent that it got matured into purported attempt by the President, George Manneh Weah and his inner circle, to dispose of the Vice President, Madam Jewel Howard Taylor. Whatever the motive of the rumor, both President Weah and Vice President Taylor have virtually remained tacit. Even when reporters cornered the Vice President last Saturday at a public function to extract from her a comment on the rumor, she simply shrugged, saying her current preoccupation is to “do the Liberian people’s job” and give them the benefit of their December 26 franchise. The Analyst’s Rancy S. Teewia reports.
Vice president of the Republic of Liberia, Madam Jewel Howard-Taylor, has said that she was elected by the Liberian people, not by a group of individuals but the whole nation, and she is doing just what she was popularly elect: doing the Liberian people’s job and working to meet their expectations.
The Liberian Vice President accentuated her determination to do her best while working for the Liberian people who have elected her.
Madam Howard-Taylor made the statement Saturday, April 13, when she responded to questions from reporters during the fifth Children Dialogue Anniversary celebration which was held at the A. M.E Church in Congo Town. The reporters were concerned about rumors concerning her impeachment–something that has been circulating on social media and other media outlets.
The rumors particularly got widespread during and after the impeachment of former Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh.
The Vice President tacitly brushed aside the reporters pestering inquiry by urging Liberians, including the opposition, to avoid negative narratives that will jeopardize the country peace and stability.
“Stop protesting and consider peaceful dialogue because democracy is a process,” the Liberian Vice President cautioned.