Liberia: FPA Delves Into How Boakai’s Minister Without Portfolio Gaining Influence At Detriment of Ruling Party

Monrovia — When a politician assumes a public office in Liberia, he or she does not wield the influence associated with the office alone. Friends, family members and political associates wield such influence with him or her.

Some of them even wield influence more than constitutionally-recognized officials. They nominate people for positions such as making people ministers or commissioners and members of the boards of government agencies.

This scenario applies to Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and George…

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