Sheikh Al-Mustapha Kouyateh Describes the Dysfunctions of the Security Sector in the Weah Government

One time defeated independent senatorial candidate of Montserrado County in the 2020 special senatorial elections, Sheikh Al-Mustapha Kouyateh,has heavily descended on the Weah-Taylor government; describes the joint security as a total partisan or political security under the CDC administration.

Making these assertions on OK FM Thursday, Kouyateh stressed that the country’s security sector under the Coalition for Democratic Change government is divided in its entirety, adding that local and senior officers no longer trust each other in their scope of operations across the country.

“Our security sector is now a partisan or political security, government does not give account of mysterious deaths currently happening in this country.

How can we live in peace when during President Weah’s county tour specifically in Nimba, one of his bodyguards reportedly shot himself three times in the head? Even in an action movie, I have never seen a soldier man doing that, because it is not possible. I would have agreed with the report if they had said the man shot himself on his hand, leg and head but three times in the head? That is unbelievable and it has instilled fear in the ordinary citizens because no confidence in the entire security sector,” Kouyateh asserted.

He further stressed the need for the national security sector to be revamped, admonishing President George Weah to call the authorities of the joint security apparatus so as to caution them about their professional workings in the interest of the citizens.

At the same time, Kouyateh who said he is neither a member of the CDC nor any political party but a free thinker, described the Collaborating Political Parties as a dead political institution that lacks the ability to defeat President George Weah in the 2023 presidential and legislative elections in the country.

“There will be a Liberian who will rise up, a person who had not worked in government or even if he had worked for government, he used to be speaking for his people to contest. When that person is announced, I, Sheikh Al-Mustapha Kouyateh will support him till the end of my life,” he asserted.

He debunked the belief of some Liberians that the CPP is the next alternative to kick out the Coalition for Democratic Change in the 2023 presidential and legislative elections due to the admittance of former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai that the then Unity Party government squandered many opportunities at the detriment of the ordinary citizens during their 12 years in power.

The former independent senatorial candidate further stressed that whilst there is no opposition for the CDC, President Weah is not also the best alternative in the 2023 elections, noting that although the Liberian leader will not contest for a second term, but even if he does, he will not win.

Meanwhile, Kouyateh indicated that the Weah-Taylor government has not done much in terms of development in the country, adding that if the government is building roads and market facilities, citizens do not have the needed commodities to sell, while importers are determining the prices of goods on the Liberian market.

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