NACSUL Defends VP Taylor’s Reputation -Amidst Allegation of Kante’s Passport Scandal

The National Civil Society Union of Liberia (NACSUL) has expressed dismay in the manner in which unscrupulous individuals are tarnishing the reputation of the Vice President, Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor, in the infamous issuance of a diplomatic passport to Sheik Bassirou Kante, who was recently arrested in the United States of America on allegation of money laundering.

NACSUL, in a press release, said while it is true the Vice President affirms that she has interacted with Sheik Bassirou Kante, this in no way amounts to her being part of the passport syndicate.

According to the group, since the Office of the Vice President has distanced itself from the saga, it is only prudent for people to stop tarnishing her reputation amidst ongoing investigation being conducted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Madam Jewel Howard Taylor is an individual of impeccable character, with no stain of bad record. We are of the opinion that the Vice President has no hand in Kante’s passport saga, as she is not in the position to issue passports,” NACSUL’s release noted.

Besides, the group said, the rule of law provides the opportunity for all allegations of wrongdoing to be adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction.

The group described Vice President Taylor as a champion for ensuring the actualization of the rule of law, enhancing democracy and encouraging social corporate responsibilities.

Meanwhile, NACSUL is calling on the committee set up to investigate Sheik Bassirou Kante’s diplomatic passport scandal to speedily carry out its task, in order that the names of prominent individuals being accused, including Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, can be cleared.

They warn the public about falsely accusing people without evidence, noting that it has the propensity of damaging people’s characters, which is tantamount to legal action.

“We are urging the Vice President not to be deterred but to remain steadfast in doing what is good and in the interest of the Liberian people,” the NACSUL’s release added.

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