Liberia: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf reacts sharply against resignation or administrative leave

By: Augustine N. Myers – Amidst calls from two major opposition Political Parties in Liberia for President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to resign or go on an administrative leave, the Liberian leader has strongly reacted, taking exception to the calls made by the Liberty Party (LP) of Former President Pro Temporal at the Liberian Senate, Legal Counsellor Charles Walker Brumskine, and the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of former World Best Footballer, George Mannah Weah.

This follows the mass dismissal of the entire Liberian Cabinet referred to as “Administrative Leave”, by President Sirleaf in which both the Liberty Party (LP) and Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) described as a political blunder, recent action of the Liberian leader, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to send her entire cabinet on administrative leave and immediately flew to the United States on an official visit.

Upon her return to the Country Saturday, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf cautioned her critics regarding her latest decision to send her entire cabinet on administrative leave to visit what she called the “crazy house”. This according to her suggests that her critics are not in their right frame of mind.

The President told reporters at the airport that she will explain to the Liberian public the whole issue regarding the cabinet administrative leave, after reviewing the situation.

According to her, by the end of this week, the issue of the cabinet administrative leave will be solved.

The Liberian leader however disclosed that she respects her cabinet ministers for accepting her action, because according to her, the decision is in the interest of the Country.

Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Monday, November 15 held discussions with former members of her cabinet, intended to unveil their fates in the process leading to the possibility that some of them may return to Government.