Press Statement-Response To Incident Involving PLP’s Former SG

 For Immediate Release

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021, 10:12 pm

Greetings, fellow Liberians, and Liberators at home and in the diaspora. From the fountain of Liberation, I bring you greetings unity, hope, peace, and love! It is my fervent prayer that we as one people would become enlightened to the truth, as the truth and nothing but the truth shall set us free and enable us to make informed decisions about the future of our lives, and that of our children and our country.

Today, I come to you in response to a very alarming news that has been circulated on several media outlets, which has to do with a shooting incident involving an executive member of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP), in the name of the Acting Secretary General, Mr. David Beyan which occurred within his private time as a private citizen, and in no way, shape or form has anything to do with the PLP whatsoever!

It was initially reported that Mr. Beyan was shot by armed robbers in an unknown location in the vicinity of Kakata and was subsequently taken to the JFK Hospital where he was treated and discharged after a couple of days for continuation of care at home.

However, in a recent development on ELBC today during an interview with the Liberia’s National Police IG, it was reported that based on findings of the ongoing investigation, Mr. Beyan had previously told one of the nurses at the JFK that he accidentally shot himself in the left leg. It was further reported by the IG that Mr. Beyan has now recanted his initial claim of been shot by armed robbers. The firearm used in the incident was found within the proximity of 20th St. Sinkor and is currently in possession of the LNP, as Mr. Beyan is being charged with illegal possession of a firearm and providing false information to law enforcement officers.

Considering the severity of these alleged findings at this junction of the investigation by the Liberia National Police (LNP); as a government in waiting and a party that conforms with the laws and constitutions of the Republic of Liberia, the Executive Members of the Organizing Committee (OC) of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP) strongly condemns this alleged violation of the law and do hereby suspends Mr. David Beyan from the position of Acting National Secretary General of the PLP for time indefinite, as these alleged behaviors are in direct violation of the PLP’s norms, core values and code of conduct. Further actions shall be determined by the Executive Members of the OC upon the conclusion of the LNP’s investigation.

This message was approved by: Dr. Daniel E. Cassell-Political Leader of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP) and Executive Members of The Organizing Committee (OC).

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