Taylor Meddling Claims Confirmed 
The Analyst May 2, 2005

"A stalwart of exiled former president Charles Taylor has confirmed reports that Taylor was indeed meddling in the partyís affairs in Monrovia. 

Francis Garlawolu, a self-proclaimed presidential candidate on the ticket of Taylorís former ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP), made the confirmation as the party prepared to select its presidential candidate for the October general polls.


Taylor is allegedly sponsoring presidential candidates in the ensuing general elections so that the winning candidate may protect him against prosecution on war crime charges, according to a recent report published by the Washington Post.


The Washington Post, according to report by its former West African bureau chief Douglas Farah, said evidence gathered by the special court in Sierra Leone, U.N. officials in Liberia and European intelligence services show that Taylor has made a mockery of his asylum agreement, meddling in Liberia's electoral process by phone, e-mail, fax and cash payments. 


U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan last month told the Security Council that Taylor's "former military commanders and business associates, as well as members of his political party, maintain regular contact with him and are planning to undermine the peace process" in Liberia."































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