Former President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf says her lawyer has declared as “nonsense”, a reported lawsuit filed against her in the U.S. by a Liberian man.
A Liberian man based in the U.S. called Rev. Torli H. Krua is said to have filed a civil suit against several alleged Liberian war actors in Federal District Court in Boston, including former President Sirleaf, imprisoned former President Charles Ghankay Taylor, Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu and the Republic of Liberia now headed by President George Manneh Weah.
Ex-President Sirleaf told an interview Tuesday, 10 April with her former Information Minister Atty. Lawrence Bropleh that she heard about the lawsuit against her in the U.S. before she got here.
“And so I just called a lawyer who’s worked with me over all these years and I said something was on the internet … and I said chief please look into this and tell me what this is all about. He said give me a couple of hours. He called me back and he said nonsense, just leave it with me, go about your normal business,” Mrs. Sirleaf says.
She calls for the need for all to work together, pledging her commitment to work with the current government of President George Manneh Weah. Meanwhile former President Sirleaf says she has a very good relationship with her successor President Weah.
She says she likes to see that good relationship maintained, saying she is obligated to doing whatever she can do to ensure that his government is successful.
According to Mrs. Sirleaf, if President Weah fails, she fails and Liberia fails, adding “So that’s why we all must do what we can to build that relationship to make sure … Liberia succeeds in this administration.”
By Winston W. Parley