Samora Wolokolie Image: Liberia Public Radio

Claim: Minister Samora Wolokollie booed at the SDA closing ceremony.

Verdict: True. Wolokollie was invited as a guest speaker but was booed at the event when he asked the congregation to vote for President George Weah.

Full text: SDA recently observed its 18th graduation ceremony in Paynesville City, Liberia.

At the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) graduation, Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs Samora P.Z. Wolokolie was the guest speaker.

In his speech, he asked the congregation to vote for number 18, which represents President George Weah’s ballot number.

When Wolokollie said that, the hall went roaring, saying it was not why they attended the graduation. 

The Senate approved Wolokolie after he was nominated in 2018. He supports the re-election of Weah, who was elected in 2017.

A social media user then posted on Facebook, “We told you that the Liberian people are not stupid anymore. The CDC is out on October 10. At the SDA High School graduation, President Weah’s minister (Samora Wolokollie) was booed after asking the audience to vote for Weah.”

Verification: Wolokolie, in an interview on OK FM on Tuesday, September 25, confirmed that he was booed (2:22:15 minutes).

A live video by Motion TV on September 24, 2023, shows how Wolokolie was booed. An article in the New Republic newspaper further confirmed the claim.

Conclusion: Based on our research and Wolokolie’s confirmation, it is true that he was booed at the SDA graduation, where he served as the guest speaker.


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