In response to claims that he sleeps during meetings and at other public functions, Vice President Boakai said: “I am a Christian, and I pray with my eyes closed,” adding that apparently it might have been one those moments that a photographer captured him and syndicated it on social media.
VP Boakai was speaking when he appeared on the ELBC “Bumper Show” last Wednesday’.
Boakai made it clear that he is “not a social media person” nor is he “an enemy of social media.”
“I make selections of things I want to do. I do my job, read my mails, respond to all of them and I do not go to bed on time,” he pointed out.
“For critics to castigate and ridicule me on social media with the volume of work on my shoulder daily is something that beats my imagination,” the Vice President pointed out.
Speaking on the debates around dual citizenship and Christianizing Liberia, he added that he supports dual citizenship in Liberia, but opposes the proposition to make Liberia a Christian state.
Last year, the Constitution Review Committee (CRC) met in Gbarnga, Bong County where it held week-long deliberations to advance recommendations on several propositions it had gathered nationwide to amend the Liberian Constitution.
Christianizing Liberia and dual citizenship were part of over two dozen recommendations for a national referendum.
According to the Vice President, dual citizenship is practiced in most places in the global community, saying that approving it for practice in Liberia will not be a peculiar thing to do, but will bring economic advantage and development to the country.
He cited contributions Liberians in the Diaspora are making to the economy by sending remittances to their relatives in Liberia, noting that if they are granted dual citizenship the country will reap enormous economic benefits.
The Presidential hopeful pointed out that the idea of making Liberia a Christian state will not serve the best interest of the country because Liberia is a country with people of diverse religious backgrounds.
“If we make Liberia a Christian state it does not necessarily mean we will be good,” he pointed out.