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Robert Alvin Sirleaf


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Fraud claims fail to convince

Yet Johnson Sirleaf has distanced herself from this group and shown only lukewarm support for the UP candidate, Joseph Boakai, because, some claim, her son Robert Sirleaf has made a deal for a Senate seat with Weah (AC Vol 58 No 22, Weah walks up to the spot)...


Weah walks up to the spot

There is even speculation in Monrovia that in exchange for Johnson Sirleaf's support for Weah, the path could be eased for her son, Robert Sirleaf, to finally get the Montserrado Senate seat that eluded him in 2014, when he was electorally trounced by Weah...

The seat will become vacant if Weah wins the presidency; Robert Sirleaf is ready to try again and has the means...


Weah sprints towards an open goal

UP leaders, including the party's former chairman Varney Sherman, a central figure in Boakai's inner circle, angered Johnson Sirleaf by refusing to endorse Robert Sirleaf when he was campaigning for the Senate, forcing the president's third and favourite son to run as an independent and be mauled by Weah (AC Vol 57 No 14, Ellen's followers )...

Konneh, a close friend of Robert Sirleaf, remains a favourite of the President...

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Ellen's followers

Robert Sirleaf, the President's son, headed the company until resigning in September 2013 (AC Vol 54 No 19, Eclipse of the son)...


Death on the beach

He fiercely criticised the National Oil Company of Liberia, which used to be chaired by presidential son Robert Sirleaf, and its attempts to sell off offshore oil blocks...


The Nocal diet

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf appointed her son Robert Sirleaf as Nocal Chairman but he resigned after coming under heavy political attack, in spite of the absence of evidence of wrongdoing (AC Vol 53 No 8, Keeping it in the family, Vol 54 No 19, Eclipse of the son & Vol 53 No 23, What price the Unity Party)...


Ellen calls the shots

At the height of the crisis, last December, her favourite son and former key advisor, Robert Alvin Sirleaf, was defeated in an election for a Senate seat by former football star George Weah...


Oil blocks and shocks

Johnson-Sirleaf's eldest son, Robert Sirleaf, came on board in March 2012, serving as Nocal Chairman and officially working pro bono...

Robert Sirleaf had disastrous relations with former Nocal Chief Executive Officer Christopher Neyor...


Family business under pressure

The affair damaged the image of both Johnson-Sirleaf herself and Fumba Sirleaf, who has now taken on the mantle of chief lightning rod for the President's critics, a role previously occupied by her son Robert Sirleaf until he resigned as Chairman of NOCAL (AC Vol 54 No 19, Eclipse of the son)...


Mid-term blues

He is also close to presidential son Robert Sirleaf, who formally resigned as Presidential Advisor but continues to be a key prop and counsellor to his mother...


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