The VP Office’s reaction comes following a publication in the “Hot Pepper” newspaper under the headline: “For Trip to Lofa, VP Boakai Extorted Money From ADA” and the simultaneous broadcast on a local talk show, the Costa Show aired on Voice FM linking the country’s Vice President to taking money from the private company for a trip to the county in 2008.
In a strongly worded press statement issued late yesterday evening, the VP office said “the truth remains that at no time whatsoever did the Honorable Vice President attempt to get any money from the ADA.”
“We challenge Windell McIntosh, Philibert Browne, their cohorts and pay masters to produce any shred of evidence that the VP Office signed for and received any money as they are falsely claiming. We know that they are not interested in their truth, and as the political season comes into full bloom, they will stop at nothing until their biggest obstacle named Joseph Boakai, is removed from the way of their evil ambition and greed for power,” the press statement said.
The statement also indicated that Vice President Boakai is aware that his political opponents are programmed and settled to consistently wage blistering attacks on him with the aim of stigmatizing him by all means possible. But interestingly, the statement averred that those propagating these sinister plans are reportedly making zero progress on this front.
“Better yet, we challenge Mr. McIntosh to release not just these documents, but all of documents showing how the US$30 million dollars given for the ADA rice project was actually spent. He should not just stop at releasing partial documents on some $10,000, representing 0.033 percent of $30 million (which was not even received), but we urge him to release all the documents showing the true beneficiaries of the $30 million dollars, and also explain to the Liberian people how the project went from ADA Rice to ADA Rich Project,” the statement added. See full text of the statement on page 6 &7.