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Liberia Elections News Review - 14 Th June 2011
Tuesday 14th June 2011
UP, GOL Dismisses Claims of Plotting Freeman's Sex Scandal
Both the government and the Unity Party (UP) have dismissed claims that they masterminded the sex scandal involving Mr. Simeon Freeman of the opposition Movement for Progressive Change.
The New Democrat reports that, at separate press conferences, the minister of Information and the UP have distanced themselves from the scandal in which a woman, Cynthis Wah, claimed Mr. Freeman had sex with her with a promise of US250 and to roof her leaking shack.

Police: Simeon Freeman Released
.....But Investigation Continues
The Liberia National Police (LNP) says it is investigating the allegation of sexual assault involving a 26-six -year-old woman and Mr. Simeon Freeman, the political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC).
According to the Heritage, an LNP press release issued in Monrovia on Monday, Mr. Freeman had informed the Police that the 26 -year-old woman was allegedly involved in acts of disorderly conduct by throwing stones at his home in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia.

Simeon Freeman Considering Legal Action
The Attorney representing the political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman, said his client is considering legal action against Cynthia Wah, the woman who alleged that Mr. Freeman had sexual intercourse with her and refused to make
Speaking to the News, Counsellor Sayma Cyrenius Cephus said he is preparing a law suit against the woman following the conclusion of Police investigation.

Simeon Freeman Should Answer For His Lifestyle
.....Government Declares
The Ministry of Information says the Political Leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), should answer for his lifestyles and stop blaming others and finger-pointing.
According to the News, the Information minister Cletus Sieh who appeared enthusiastic with smiles on his face said it was unfortunate that instead of the MPC political leader answering for his deeds, he has begun pointing fingers at President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other officials of government of masterminding the scandal.

"Sex Allegation Was Manufactured"
Inprofile Daily reports that a group calling itself Coalition for the Protection of Liberia Democracy, has described as manufactured, sex allegations levelled against Simeon Freeman, the political leader of Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) by a lady claiming to be a prostitute.

Sex Scandal Effect
This weekend's sex scandal that have now taken center stage in the Liberian political arena involving the political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change, Simeon Freeman, a businessman-turned politician, is generating so much public debate following claims by Freeman that government "paid the woman to lie in court on him".
Not only has Freeman claimed that the sex scandal is a "concocted scam" intended to put his reputation on the brink ahead of the much anticipated Presidential and General elections, but also a threat to the re-election bid of President Johnson Sirleaf, something that the incumbent leader has termed as "triviality".

Referendum Football
NEC, Football for Hope
The senior national team and its under-20's counterpart drew goal-less in a friendly match played at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia on Sunday.
The match was organised by Football for Hope with the support of the National Elections Commission (NEC). Both teams failed to convert several goal scoring opportunities during the game but the under-23 had a goal ruled out for off-side midway in the second half. Majority of the spectators expressed their frustration over the axing of 98 percent of professional players, who, the organizers said would have lined-up.
NEC Chairman, James Fromayan, who took the kick-off later, told journalists that they partnered with the organizers to spread referendum messages, Front Page Africa reports.

GOL, UP React
According to The Inquirer, the government of Liberia (GOL) has sharply reacted to the accusation made by Mr. Simeon Freeman that the government is behind moves by a lady to link him in a sex scandal.
Information minister, Cletus Sieh, addressing a news conference, said the government expresses with outrage and disappointment the baseless and the reckless statement made by Mr. Freeman, accusing President Sirleaf of "Having a hand" in the accusation against him.


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