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CDC threatens ‘internal traitors’

By Lewis S. Teh

The Youth League of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has threatened to expose alleged “internal traitors” who are working with the opposition to undermine the government.

CDC National Youth League Chair and Assistant Youth and Sports Minister Emmanuel M. Johnson vowed during a political gathering over the weekend in West Point that the names of the alleged traitors will be released very soon.

 “To all government officials who are constantly undermining the system, very soon the Youth League will be asking you to step aside, or you will be made to step aside, Mr. Johnson said.

“In the coming years, this Youth League will be all out advocating for decent conditions for our people at various ministries, agencies, commissions, and concession areas,” he added.

Johnson noted that the CDC Youth League will be standing with the marginalized and affected masses of the people.

Meanwhile, Johnson has accused the international community and development partners of allegedly being silent over reports that opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) political leader Alexander B. Cummings’ bodyguard allegedly carried illegal firearms at a rally.

Last month, police here arrested a man said to be Mr. Cummings’ private bodyguard for the alleged illegal possession of a firearm. 

But Chairman Johnson said the CDC Youth League is concerned and has a keen interest in knowing why the international community and development partners seek to allegedly remain silent on the matter.

“We call on the international community to speak out and stop remaining silent on the national security threat Mr. Cummings and his ANC continue to exhibit daily,” Johnson alleged.

Johnson also accused folks in the opposition of wanting to come to power by all unconstitutional means, alleging that they are out for nothing less than chaos.

In another development, Johnson said the CDC Youth League under his leadership will be launching a farm program in all the fifteen political subdivisions of the country. 

“We will be launching a Youth in Agriculture project,” he said and explained that this program is aimed at encouraging many young people to participate in agricultural activities.

According to him, it is a means of reducing poverty and food insecurity in the country.

“This project will take place in all the fifteen political subdivisions of our country. We call on all partisans, well-wishers, and sympathizers to join the Youth League in this noteworthy endeavour,” he said.


The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).

One Comment

  1. Actually it is good to hear youth are interested in agricultural sector in Liberai. The question is, when do you intend to commence such project? Referring to the ANC, it is not International Community nor International Development Agency should be responsible to take police matters. All Liberia needs is good law enforcement, a fair court system and a good legislative body. An international body assigned to Liberia are not considered to be decision makers for what happen, but the government base on laws and discretions. One has heard over and again that Liberians are crying out to International Community for help or assistance. Our request is to hope that those in charge will do it right.

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