The vanguard Student Unification Party of Liberia’s premier tertiary institution of learning, the University of Liberia, is calling on President George Manneh Weah to quarantine his unprofessional police force and mandate it to refrain from using lethal weapons and disproportionate force against conscious and harmless university students. “Any action of such nature next time will be inexorably repelled and resisted by militants and cadres of the Student Unification Party,” a SUP release said.
Citing a recent incidence where PSU security forces of the Liberian government accordingly invaded campuses of the University of Liberia, and accordingly brutalized dozens of unarmed students, SUP said the act was reminiscent of the era of Liberia’s brutal past under illiterate Master Sergeant Samuel K. Doe and ex-warlord Charles G. Taylor. “The days of militarization and police brutality are over. This callous incursion is not only intolerable, but it emasculates the fundamental values of democracy,” SUP said.
“We want to inform the students and the Liberian populace that Friday’s riot was prematurely evoked and provoked by STUDA. They are the true engineers of Friday’s saga. In fact, heavily armed men were mandated to brutalize SUPists and a lot of our militants were seriously injured as a result of said gruesome mandate,” the nation’s premier vanguard student movement stated in a press release over the weekend.
“We want to inform the students and the Liberian populace that Friday’s riot was prematurely evoked and provoked by STUDA. They are the true engineers of Friday’s saga. In fact, heavily armed men were mandated to brutalize SUPists and a lot of our militants were seriously injured as a result of said gruesome mandate,” the SUP release stated.
SUP further disclosed that the chairman of SIM who now works as a City Police for MCC was paid to hire a gang of street thugs to attack militants and ideologues of SUP. “These hired hooligans who could be easily identified wore paraphernalia (T-shirts, etc.) of STUDA to inflict severe casualties on militants of SUP. Both STUDA and SIM are again in a futile alliance to undermine the impeccable legacy and philosophical credential of SUP,” the release indicated, noting, “If they could not succeed in ending the reign of SUP yesteryear, they cannot succeed even now. We are even more prepared and sophisticated to confront and defeat them. SUP will triumph above those columnists of the fifth order. The party remains concerned about the poor learning environment at the University of Liberia.”
The student body noted that up-to-date, the data registration system at the University of Liberia is yet to be digitized. “Over 19,000 students still lack access to internet in this age of modernity and technology. Access to modern library, hi-tech science laboratory, buses, sanitized latrines, pipe-borne water, clinic, advanced student center, research center, park, recreation center, etc. are lacking. The State-run University remains antediluvian and archaic,” said SUP.
In furtherance, SUP called on government to engender a more concrete economic plan in addressing the ongoing national economic quagmire confronting the people of Liberia. “As hardship heightens due to hyperinflation and high exchange rate, we will be compelled to lead our people again into history to demand immediate and sustainable remedies. We have a responsibility never to compromise the interest of the state and its people,” SUP noted.
Meanwhile SUP has reinstated all rights and privileges appertaining to the duties and functions of its suspended Secretary General Martin K.N. Kollie.
“We call on all militants and the general public to accord SG Kollie the due courtesy and utmost respect that come along with this portfolio. Our Party remains supreme and will never back down in championing the collective agenda of the Liberian and African people. This generation of SUPists have got no authority or reason to thwart the sacred legacy of this revolutionary institution (SUP). We will protect SUP to death!” the release stated.