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PYJ promises death penalty

Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) presidential candidate Sen. Prince Y. Johnson says when elected president, anyone caught in ritualistic killing and found guilty in court will be hung upside down from 6am to 6pm.

The Nimba Senator told a group of Liberians on Wednesday, 20 September at the Dry Rice Market Community in Gardnerville that under his administration, security will protect all from ritualistic killing.

The wartime leader of defunct rebel group Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), now Nimba Senator Mr. Johnson says under his rule as president, armed robbers will no longer disturb peaceful citizens because when they are caught and found guilty, they will be dealt with through the law.

While vowing drastic actions against ritualistic killers and armed robbers, Sen. Johnson apologizes to Liberians for the role he played during the war that dethroned and witnessed the murder of sitting President Samuel K. Doe. The MDR presidential candidate says he was just an instrument being used for liberation.

Turning to other matters of national concern, Sen. Johnson claims that under his rule, Liberia will not depend on any foreign aid for development, promising a new Liberia in which justice will be for all and not few.

He accuses ruling Unity Party (UP) presidential candidate Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai of sleeping, alleging that the UP candidate has worked for 42 years without anything to show.

He believes that what Mr. Boakai could not do in 12 years cannot be done now, telling supporters that if Boakai wins the October elections, Liberians should buy a bronze casket and set it beside him because they do not know what causes him to sleep.

He cautions Liberians that government is not for a family, saying Mr. Boakai’s running mate House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay allegedly married and has two children by Vice President Boakai’s niece.

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He further alleges that President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf and Liberty Party (LP) presidential candidate Cllr. Charles Burmskine are second cousins. Due to the alleged family line between the two, Sen. Johnson claims that Cllr. Burmskine is not critical on the President’s leadership.

He also fired salvos at the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate Sen. George Weah, criticizing him for not having a football academy as Liberia’s soccer icon.

Sen. Johnson professes to be the best person for the Presidency, promising good roads, agriculture development, and better living conditions. He calls on Liberians not to vote people because they have money, but what they can do.

By Samuel P. Kamara–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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