Friday, March 30, 2012

CDC vs Snowe - Party Backs Statement

Friday, 30 March 2012 01:20 Othello B. Garblah
Source: The New Dawn

When the sad news of the death of Montserrado District #11 Representative Moses Saah Tandapolie broke on the morning of March 17 at about 2 AM, not many thought this would have resurrected the bad blood between some officials of the Congress for Democratic Change and Montserrado District#6 Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe.
Snowe had taken to the airwaves as usual, following the incident, giving a graphic description of how he helped nurses at the Phebe Hospital to undress the late Rep. Tandapolie before doctors could pronounced him dead, during an interview on Truth FM on the morning of the latter's death news.

Not only did he stop at the Truth FM where he serves as member of that institutions board, but was also interviewed on Power TV during an interaction with the deceased lawmaker's family members also giving excerpts of his last interaction with the late CDC lawmaker.

His narratives following the death of the outspoken CDC lawmaker at the time an autopsy was ordered performed by Government may have angered the main opposition party to demand that he should answer some questions.

In a statement, which Snowe now confirms that it was the official position of the CDC, the party in demanding a criminal investigation into the death of their representative requests that Snowe and other officials, who last interacted with the deceased be questioned as to how they last interacted with him.

Profile on Snowe

In 2005 Snowe alleged that former first lady now Senator Jewel Howard Taylor wanted to assassinate him; he later apologized after his scheme failed. In the Same 2005, Snowe physically attacked Mr. Othello B. Garblah then News Editor of the New Democrat in front of the Justice Ministry. Justice Ministry officials had invited Snowe for questioning after Garblah wrote about his alleged corruption practices at the LPRC where he was then Managing Director.

In 2008, Snowe being removed as Speaker of the 52nd Legislature alleged that President Sirleaf dished out US$5,000 to each of his colleagues to remove him; he later apologized, citing his limited education for losing the speakership.

Snowe on Tuesday March 27 lied to colleagues that Reporter Nathaniel Daygbor extended him an apology and was demanding action from colleagues on grounds that this paper had linked him to the murder of the late representative Tandapolie just to revert to saying on national radio that the only problem he has with the paper is that the paper quoted his colleague without interviewing him.

Mr. Mulbah Morlu, an official of the CDC said individuals, including Representatives Thomas Fallah, Edwin Melvin Snowe and former Montserrado County Representative Alomiza Bah, should answer questions of how they last interacted with their colleague lawmaker before his death. Snowe, did not take this lightly, and in a twinkling of an eye launched an attack on CDC Acarous Gray and then later this paper.

But there was something more than just the report under Snowe's sleeves, especially with the New Dawn. What might have angered Snowe to the extent that he misunderstood the grammar in the story to have interpreted it as being accused of murder?

Only one thing came to mind: Snowe's dollars make girl walk naked story. This paper was the first to break the story after many were begged not to release it. So the reporters from this paper who wrote the story became Snowe's  number 1 enemies. There were series of text messages, with contents of death threat at editors and reporters of this paper. When this writer confronted Snowe, he denied any personal involvement.

And so with such a burning desire to get even with the New Dawn, Snowe misfired at the House's sitting on Tuesday. The House wasted 30 minutes, debating his drama, just to return a day later to change his allegation against the New Dawn and points at the CDC.

"There are two separate issues," Snowe said. "The issue with New Dawn is ethical and that has been forwarded to the PUL (Press Union of Liberia) but I am going to take legal actions against Mulbah Morlu," Snowe now turn media ethics annalist concluded.

Rep. Snowe also lied during his 30 minutes drama at the House that the reporter from this paper offers him an apology. He shamelessly shouted with this above his voice. Now that he finds no weight in his planned action against the New Dawn, Snowe best reliance now is with the CDC as he threatened to take legal actions against the party and its official.

Snowe told Truth FM afternoon show hosts on Wednesday that  he had learned during the show that the article published by the New Dawn was CDC's official position on the death of their partisan and therefore, the CDC was invited to defend its official in court.

But more than that, CDC George Weah also had a field day on the Snowe US$1,000 naked woman story. Weah soon went to town condemning and shaming Snowe, an exchange which was replica of the 2011 campaign sentiments.

Interestingly, the late Moses Tandapolie of the CDC was named by the House of Representative to head the committee probing the Snowe naked woman saga after several demonstrations led by women groups, demanding his investigation and subsequent suspension as well as disrobing him as Father of the Year at the renowned Providence  Baptist Church.

Nathaniel Daygbor, who reported the Snowe naked woman story in this paper, had been queued to testify before the Tandapolie committee, investigating Snowe's naked woman story.


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