The political leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP) and Chairman of the Board of Lonestar Cell MTN, Benoni Urey, has disclaimed that there has been no point in time that he wrote a communication to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to stop the three days free calls.
“We are sitting down in our place worrying about how we will improve our country, and they come out with this useless and stupid propaganda saying that I say the three days free calls should be cancelled; never did I say or write and ask for the cancellation of the one for three, let them carry to one for 10,” Urey said. Speaking Thursday at the Center for the Exchange and Intellectual Opinions (CEIO) Urey said, “Let everybody pay taxes including my company as everywhere in the world people pay taxes to government”. Urey noted that taxes should not just be paid by only one company while the others cannot pay, adding that his competitor has now established a Facebook page putting all kinds of “irresponsible and political maneuvering”. “I brought them to Liberia and they are prostituting with the corrupt people and I have gone against them and will never go against my people but let them pay taxes,” he referred to Cellcom. “They think you’re stupid. We are not stupid again in this country. They will continue to close down your radio stations; continue to close down your newspapers; but, we will go from man-to-man woman-to-woman and if they can kill me today, somebody else will take my place but never let any of them get back into power,” the Lonestar Chairman noted. According to him, it was not about him, and he does not have to become president of the country but to deny those that have caused the country too much harm noting that they do not own this country more than anybody. He indicated that the electorates must disgrace them (bad leaders). “I don’t care if you don’t vote for me but never vote anybody associated with this government. Let us unite to fight our enemies such as corruption, nepotism, among others,” Urey said. Meanwhile, Urey has urged citizens of the country to be careful with the decision they are going to make, mentioning that “these people are finished and we must push them back”.