By: David Nuakolo Flomo Jr
Despite public criticism over the alleged involvement of three government officials of the Weah-Taylor government in allegations of corruption, Representative Marvin Cole of Bong County electoral District#3 has admitted his office and supporters are in solidarity with suspended and sanctioned Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Nathaniel Falo McGill.
The lone CDC lawmaker in Bong County said though the allegations contained in the US State Department of Treasury against Minister McGill are grave, he maintained his relationship with him; thereby welcoming the sanction imposed on the three officials by the United States government.
He also noted that regardless of the sanction placed on his close ally Nathaniel McGill; he will continue the distribution of monies to his people across the District.“The only way I will stop giving money then I am not lawmaker” he is quoted as saying.
Rep.Cole also applauded the US government for the action.
The sanctioned Minister has always been accused of bankrolling the district#3 lawmaker to dish out monies every weekend in Gbarnga as means of reclaiming the strength of the CDC government that has been deteriorating day-by-day in the county due to alleged bad governance that has left many Liberians disenchanted, threatening to vote against in 2023.
Min. McGill, Solicitor General Syrennius Cephus, and the Managing Director of the National Port Authority Bill Twehway were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department on Monday August 15, 2022 for their involvement in corruption.
“Through their corruption, these officials have undermined democracy in Liberia for their own personal benefit,” said Brian Nelson, Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence in a statement.
It also resulted in the indefinite suspension of the three sanctioned officials by President George Weah on behalf of the Liberian government.
They are all subject to investigations as contained in the statement.