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Sando Johnson Gets ‘Lashes’

-As UP Youth Chair Comes In Defense Of CDC Officials

By R. Joyclyn Wea

TNR, Monrovia, Liberia: Opposition Unity Party (UP) National Youth Congress chairman, Whroway Bryant has criticized Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson over statement directed at CDC officials linking them to the missing money saga.

Sen. Sando Johnson          Whroway Bryant

According to Bryant, Senator Johnson’s statement has the propensity to incite citizens against the government, therefore, there’s a need for the Senator’s statement to be seriously addressed.

Bryant told a news conference over the weekend. He termed the Senator’s statement as ‘ill-legislative.’

Senator Sando Johnson recently accused some key officials in the CDC led government as ‘vampires’ who he said are enriching themselves overnight from the country’s resources, and the taxpayers’ money.

The Bomi County lawmaker described Nathaniel McGill; Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Samuel Tweah; Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Jefferson Koijee; Mayor of the City of Monrovia and Mulbah Morlu, National Chairman of the ruling CDC as ‘Vampires’ shamelessly misusing taxpayers’ money with impunity.

“It’s saddening and bewildered with extreme concern about the recent allegation attributed to Hon. Sando Johnson, Senator of Bomi County; alleging that the Executive Branch headed by President George M. Weah stole the alleged missing LRD16 billion. This act of reckless outburst on the part of a supposed to be honorable who finds himself in the house of elders,” he lamented.

Bryant claimed that Johnson also in his narrow frame of mind blindly accused the Minister of Finance Samuel D. Tweh, Minister Nathaniel F. Mcgill and the young Mayor of Monrovia Jefferson T. Koijee that they are the ‘vampires’ looting the state coffers.

He added “a statement which can only come from a character who is soaked in something stronger than wine and Hon. Johnson is of no exception.”

The said Sando Johnson also alleged that the three aforementioned government officials along with the President of Liberia are “using the stolen LRD16 billion to build properties for themselves”.

He accused Senator Johnson of making an unsubstantiated claim against prominent individuals in society. “We as conscious thinkers and patriots detest such reckless misuse of the freedom of speech and wish to use this medium to call to order this loud mouth, no sense dishonorable lawmaker in Sando Johnson.”

Bryant further maintained “when the historical file of this character is been opened, nothing more can be seen than a baseless, callous and substance-induced allegation that lacks the simple iota of truth. This, we ask; Is this not the Sando who is well known for defending a world criminal in Charles Taylor after pillaging our country’s resources that led to the death of over 250, 000 innocent compatriots?” he asked.

“It’s frustrating, least to mention our disappointment that people like Hon Sando Johnson will trade into baseless accusation without facts thus, injuring and inciting the public against the presidency and his cabinet’s ministers.  As a country and people, we can’t afford to reverse neither the developmental trajectory nor the gains made thus far under the leadership of President Weah.

“As a youth Leader and sitting Vice-chair of the Unity Party Youth Congress, I want to call on the Government of Liberia through the House of Senate   to quickly intervene in bringing one of their colleagues who is bringing that honorable body to public disrepute to check in order to save the sanity of that honorable house,” he added.

Bryant added “we admonish the leadership of the Senate to cite Hon. Johnson to provide evidence to his callous allegation against the Executive Branch of Government and the office of the Presidency.”

“We call on members of the Bomi legislative caucus to distance themselves from such a reckless statement emanating from one of their members,” he noted.

Public condemnations:

In reaction to Senator Johnson’s statement, some supporters who called on a local radio stations via mobile phones recently condemned Senator Johnson’s assertions, noting that he should not be given preference, asking all concerned Liberians to condemn his call by describing some officials of the President Weah-led Government as Vampires.  NR

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