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Boakai wants to prosecute Ellen

The Standard Bearer of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction discloses here that the plan of the Standard Bearer of the governing Unity Party, Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai if elected President, is to prosecute President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her close followers for the manner in which they administer the affairs of the country, including her role during the 14 years civil conflict.

Preaching at the White Chapel in Paynesville, outside Monrovia on Sunday, November 5, Senator Evangelist Prince Yormie Johnson claims Vice President Boakai is embarking on this plot against the President and her officials as payback for perceived wrongs or hurts meted against him.
Commencing his sermon with a song, “At the cross; he washed my sins away and reading from St. Luke 14:25-34 with the theme: “The cost of nation building”, he explains that the plan will not be achieved as the Unity Party is far from the presidency in the pending runoff election, stressing that Liberians do not want continuation, instead, regime change is the hallmark.

He continues that after 12 years of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s service to Liberia, it makes no sense for elected officials or the next government to go after her, saying “It’s unacceptable and [a]disservice.”  Recently, Senator Johnson and his Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction endorsed the Coalition for Democratic Change Standard Bearer, Senator George Manneh Weah, ahead of the pending presidential run-off election.

He says God revealed to him that Liberia needs regime change, not continuation with corruption, while majority of the people live in abject poverty.  According to him, Liberia does not need Vice President Boakai on grounds that Boakai sleeps endlessly, and by the time he wakes up, all the resources would have been gone, meaning the suffering of the people is not nearing an end, if Boakai is given the presidency.

Senator Johnson argues that academic knowledge does not give one wisdom or leadership ability; instead, it’s God Almighty that blesses an individual with such gift. PYJ notes that Liberia is at the crossroads and the decision Liberians will make in the presidential run-off will determine the future of their children. “Liberia needs a leader that will fight corruption, reduce poverty, create jobs, provide education and basic socio needs and most of all, Liberia needs a God-fearing person,” he says.

Commenting on today’s ruling from the Supreme Court, he cautions the high court to be careful in coming down with its opinion, adding that a final decision on the matter before it could take Liberia backward or move the country forward with development and progress.
The Nimba County Senator calls on the Liberty Party to give peace a change by stopping the unnecessary legal battle, which may not lead the party anywhere.

Commenting on the recent propaganda from the Unity Party that if the Coalition for Democratic Change won the presidency, Liberia will return to war, he says such propaganda is cheap and fake. The evangelist turned politician notes that the people of Grand Gedeh and Nimba Counties had since reconciled, and no amount of cheap talk will bring war again, adding that those spreading such lies are agents of the devil, who don’t belong in the new Liberia that Liberians are yearning to build.

Meanwhile, when the National Chairman of the ruling Unity Party was contacted via mobile phone on Sunday afternoon, Mr. Wilmot Paye says he’s born again Christian, who worships with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and that there is nowhere in the Holy Bible that talks about the sermon of Senator Johnson.

Chairman Paye maintains that he cannot respond to allegations made by the senator on grounds that the Holy Bible did not say of plan of prosecuting President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the claim maybe of Senator Johnson and only members of his party or congregation.

By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor-Editing by Jonathan Browne