Koijee Rejects Chucky Taylor’s Link
-Seeks War Crimes Court For Liberia
Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson T. Koijee, has rejected every allegation connecting him to Chucky Taylor, a controversial son of former Liberian President, Charles Ghankay Taylor.
Mayor Koijee’s latest reaction comes days after a video was released on social media in which a lady is alleging on Facebook that Koijee was assigned to Chuky Taylor during the days of Taylor.Addressing reporters recently at the Monrovia City Hall, Koijee called on National Security officers to invite the lady who has made the allegation to substantiate what he described as “unfounded allegations.”
In his reaction, Mayor Koijee said, the lady who is making the allegation in the video is a member of one of the opposition political parties, with specific reference to the Alternative National Congress (ANC), a breakaway faction of the main Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party.
Koijee chaired the youth league of the CDC until the group that founded the ANC parted company with the mother organization, CDC. However, he has called on leaders of the party, including Alexander Cumming and the ANC to distance themselves from the lady who is making the allegation. “I have no relationship with any warring factions least to mention participating in one,” Koijee clarified. He noted, “During our civil unrest, I was just a kid who knew nothing about killing a chicken least to say human being.”
“At no point in time do I have any relationship with Chucky Taylor; he does not even know me. My history as a young advocate can speak for me. Check the records; I have no regret of standing up to Madam Sirleaf for the past twelve years”, adding that his political life can only be traced during the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf regime. Koijee added: “We have assembled our lawyers to take this unfounded allegation to the letter.”
In another development, he used the occasion to congratulate the winner of the just-ended Montserrado County Senatorial by-election, Abraham Darius Dillon. Dillon won Coalition for Democratic Change’s candidate, Paulita C.C. Wie.
“We want to officially congratulate Abraham Darius Dillon on his victory. I think we did politics, we engaged him and that he put out a better fight and put out his case. And we want to say to our people you have spoken loud and clear,” Koijee said.
“We say thank you because the way you have spoken have provided the opportunities for us as leaders and all we can do, is to hear you and readjust the way we conduct our activities. We want to assure you that you are our people and we cannot disappoint you. There are lots of challenges we are confronted with and we want to say to you that make no mistake, we will never forsake you.”
Meanwhile, Mayor Koijee has announced his intention to support the establishment of war and economic crimes court in Liberia. He is the current chairman of the National Youth League of the CDC.