Urey Senses Plot to Frustrate 2017 Elections

first_imgBusinessman turned politician, Benoni Urey has described as a “calculated attempt” the ongoing so-called political tension in Monrovia to thwart the upcoming 2017 presidential and general elections. The All Liberian Party political leader said the recent trend of events, evoked by the mysterious death of former managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company (LPRC), Harry A. Greaves, Jr., makes one to believe that there are plans to avert the 2017 elections.Since the lifeless body of Mr. Greaves was discovered on the beach at the back of the old Planning Ministry, several persons have called for a thorough investigation into circumstances that led to Mr. Greaves’ death.Mr. Urey observed that the ongoing situations are being created to present a state of insecurity so that the 2017 elections would not be held.“I think people want to cause confusion that we do not go to elections in 2017. And we must go to elections. We demand that the electoral process be free, fair and transparent so that the people’s rights will be respected,” Urey told reporters at the RIA where he had gone to received some guests from the United States.He said no one can stop the holding of the elections, “because Liberians are anxiously waiting that period to get the desired changes they need.” The ALP leader has meanwhile frowned at what he termed as the use of “excessive force” allegedly by the Liberia National Police (LNP) during recent street protests in demand of the release of activist Vandalark Patricks. He also called on both the police and leaders of the protestors to exercise restraint, adding, “We must all be careful, tolerant and remember that where one person’s rights stop, is where another person’s rights begin. I will also talk to our people to be a little bit calm and orderly.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dog, cat and rat add up to trouble

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When Gregory Pike was told he had to have a busker’s permit for his strolling act, consisting of a rat riding on the back of a cat riding on the back of a dog, he figured it would be no big deal to get the $35 license. But Pike said that when he came out of City Hall in Santa Fe, N.M., with the itinerant vendor license, he walked into city animal-control officers who gave him citations for $500 because Booger, his Rottweiler-Labrador mix, and Kitty, the gray-and-black cat, had no tags proving they had their rabies shots and had been spayed or neutered. Pike also was not carrying the required poop bags. – Associated Presslast_img read more