The senate chair on Defense and National Security, Senator Prince Y. Johnson, says President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has frustrated him by not officially informing the Liberian Legislature on the arrival of US troops in Liberia to boost ongoing fight against the Ebola virus.
Senator Johnson expressed frustration over the leadership of Madam Sirleaf for alleged failure to officially consult with the Legislature on the deployment of American troops in the country. US President Barrack Obama, recently ordered the deployment of 3,000 Marines in Liberia to help fight the deadly Ebola virus, which has already claimed over 1,500 lives here.
Addressing Journalists in Monrovia Tuesday, the Senator, an ex-rebel leader, said while he welcomes the deployment of the United States military in Liberia, he is frustrated by the President’s lack of consultation with the Legislature on the matter.
Senator Prince Johnson has been a long time controversial figure in Liberia’s body politics, including his involvement in the more than a decade long civil war that led to the killing of President Samuel K. Doe in 1990 under his direct command as leader of the breakaway rebels Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia, INPFL.