“I was Misquoted”-Deputy Minister Sirleaf

Deputy Internal Affairs Minister for administration Varney A. Sirleaf has reacted to a media report in which he is quoted as warning President-Elect George M. Weah against mistakes of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Minister Sirleaf made specific reference to the Wednesday, January 3, 2018 edition of the frontpageAfrica news outlet which referenced an interview granted by him to the BBC in which he was reportedly asked to advise President-Elect Weah.

But, the Deputy Internal Affairs Minister refuted the purported report, noting that he was misquoted by FrontpageAfrica. “I was misquoted,” he contended.

Sirleaf said, in the interview he was rather rubbishing criticisms that President Sirleaf did nothing good during her administration.

In a recent interview with BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, Sirleaf expressed disappointment in critics who are bent on characterizing President Sirleaf as a failure, especially in the fight against corruption.

He said a lot was done to fight corruption, but the slow pace of court proceedings which delayed most cases could not be attributed to the President as failure.

It was this expression of his disappointment in critics that was misinterpreted by the newspaper reporter as a disappointment in the President.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Internal Affairs Minister has called on the media to present the facts.

 

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