Liberia/June 5, 2019/ Frank Ikpefan, Abuja /No Comment/124 views /Liberia COP Member Clarifies Reportshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelA member of the Council of Patriots representing Civil Society, Ambassador Rufus Newville, has dismissed report that the intent of the June 7 protest is to demand the resignation of President George Weah. Ambassador Neufville also dismissed report that the Council of Patriots intends to plunge the country into war. The clarification is in response to mounting fears in some quarters that the protesters want to ask the President to step-down. Rufus Newville maintained that the June 7 ‘Save the State Protest’ is simply aimed at drawing the government’s attention to what they see as the worsening state of the economy and bad governance among others and to take steps to correct them. ALSO READ Big Commitments for Development as Government, Private Investors in That Middle-Eastern State Express Interest in Investing in LiberiaHe said the exact demands of the Council of Patriots are been finalized ahead of Friday’s protest march. At the same time, Ambassador Neufville has also distanced the group from a statement by Representative Yekeh Kolubah that a notorious ex-fighter known as K-1 has been recruited by the government ahead of the June 7 protest in case of any eventuality. ALSO READ Liberia: JOURNALIST ON TRIAL: FPA Editor to Kick Off Memoir Release, Book Tour In London This WeekRufus Neufville said such a pronouncement will incite fear in those intending to join the protest and create the impression that Liberians were at war with themselves. According to him, the Council of Patriots is not a rebel group or a bunch of militias, but a team of conscious-mined Liberians who want to assemble peaceably to petition their government. The ex-Liberian Chief of Protocol further clarified that on the day of the protest any high profile government official may receive the petition and not necessarily President George Weah himself as earlier suggested by Representative Yekeh Kolubah and others. ALSO READ Liberia: Chief Justice Korkpor Gets Agitated as Bar President References ‘Illegal Impeachment’ of Former Justice Kabineh Ja’nehMeanwhile, Ambassador Neufville has clarified that the June 7 protest will last only for a day once their petition is presented and received by the government. Rufus Neufville himself, a former lawmaker also called on the District #10 Lawmaker Yekeh Kolubah to stop spreading misinformation about the June 7 protest as he is not the official spokesperson of the Council of Patriots. Post Views: 9 <hr/> Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Liberia share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleLFA Fines LISCR For Pitch invasionnext articleDrugs Addiction Is A Pervasive Nat’l ProblemRelated Posts461 shares Liberia/June 27, 2019 /No Comment Liberia: School Dean of Students Affairs Beats Student Mercilessly, But Expresses Regrets464 shares Liberia/June 27, 2019 /No Comment Liberia: Traditional Leaders Agree to Suspend ‘Bush School’ ActivitiesEDITORIAL: Death Of Independence – The Great Liberia TragedyJustice Remains Elusive For Liberia’s Sexual MinoritiesLiberia: Former Ruling Party Lifts Suspension on Deceased Senator, 5 OthersLiberia: FGM Deleted From new Domestic Violence BillYekeh ‘Banned’‘No Salary Cut’Gov’t To Under-Write Cost Of Lost Voter’s CardsVP Howard-Taylor Enjoins Japan Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.