Varney Sirleaf Rejects Media Report
-Denies Advising President-elect Weah
Deputy Internal Affairs Minister for administration, Varney A. Sirleaf has sharply reacted to media report in which he was reportedly quoted as cautioning President-Elect, George M. Weah against mistakes of outgoing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.Min.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 in reaction, the Deputy Internal Affairs Minister refuted the purported report, noting that he was misquoted by FrontpageAfrica.
According to Min. Sirleaf, in the interview, he was rather rubbishing criticisms that Pres. Sirleaf did nothing good during her administration.
In a recent interview with BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet, Min. Sirleaf expressed disappointment in critics who are bent on characterizing Pres. 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,” the Minister clarified.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Internal Affairs Minister has called on the media to report what he called “the facts.”