A letter under the Unity Party (UP) letter head and purportedly signed by the UP Chairman, Wilmot Paye, suggests that Vice President Joseph Boakai, the UP’s standard bearer, has been diagnosed of early stages of cancer.
But the letter, which has gone viral on social media, has been debunked by the UP, describing it as “total trash.”
“The chairman will not do communication that way…That letter is weak and cheap propaganda,” the party added.
The Unity Party Spokesman, Mohammed Ali, further stated that the letter is “coming from political wannabes and flunkies.
"Let me state here in simple and clear term that our standard bearer, Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, is in the best of health and has been like that for the past 12 years."
"Let me reassure all of our partisans, supporters and the Liberian people in general that the UP Political Leader is in high spirit for tomorrow's historic elections."
"No amount of political fakery and trickery will deter the Liberian people from doing what is right.”
The September 29, 2017 letter is addressed to the executive committee of the party stated:
RE: The Standard Bearer Health Condition
It the privacy of the Standard Bearer and his family.
The Standard Bearer has already begun initial treatment but will postpone intensive treatment until after October 10.
It is likely that the intensive treatment will render him unable to fulfill his duties as President-Elect for a period of time; he will make an announcement to this effect to the public after the election.
It has been decided and agreed that after the inauguration, Hon. Emmanuel Nuquay will take on the role of Acting President of Liberia and appoint Varney Sherman as Acting Vice President of Liberia.
They will and continue in these role until the Standard Bearer recovers to full health.
Let us stay encouraged and continue to work at full strength to Think Liberia, Love Liberia and Build Liberia.
Wilmot Paye, Unity Party National Chairman
A document believed to be Vice President Boakai’s patient discharged form from Choitram Memorial Hospital inn Free Town, Sierra Leone, signed on August 28, 2017 confirms that Vice President Boakai was admitted at the hospital on August 26, 2017 and was diagnosed of several ailments.
FrontPageAfrica has, however, not been able to confirm the authenticity of the discharge form and is not permitted to divulge information contained therein.
The purported discharge form, however, advised the vice president to immediately seek additional treatment in specialized clinic.