CDC Demands Reconciliatory Justice
Congress for Democratic Change National Chairman George Solo says the people of Liberia need reconciliatory justice rather than reconciliation on the surface as it is allegedly being preached by the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf led administration.
In a relax mood, Mr. Solo told the New Dawn Sunday night at the residence of CDC political leader George Weah in the Rehab community outside Monrovia, that it is unfortunate and humiliating for the country to be forging for national reconciliation in the absence of justice or the prosecution of alleged perpetrators of crimes.
He indicated that those, who meted evil against the country’s population, including the killing of innocent people and destruction of properties, valued millions of United States dollars, opening of pregnant women stomach to establish the sex of a child by rebels, among others are today policymakers, riding the best cars and living in luxuries at the expense of their victims.
“Those that created the problems, that brought the protracted civil wars should bear the greater responsibility by facing justice. Those that lobbied for the purchase of arms and the training of rebels to wage war on the Liberian soil and its citizens should be punished in order to have total reconciliation among the peace loving people of this land”, he said.
Chairman Solo said former President Charles Taylor had his day in court, was found guilty and subsequently sentenced for 50 years for aiding and abetting rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone therefore, the international community should establish similar court in Liberia to set precedence for the unborn generation or else, Liberians will never experience real peace and total reconciliation as they will continue to live with bitterness.
He disclosed that the Congress for Democratic Change is about to commence a national reconciliation campaign here that will bring onboard various stakeholders, tribes, traditional elders, and ordinary Liberians. Solo, who did say when, however said the pending reconciliation dialogue is intended to find a way forward in moving the party and the entire country forward in the globalized age.