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Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor appears to be unstable as she has been cut between the two spiritual kingdoms-the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness-forgetting that in spiritual war fares there are no demilitarized zones.

An astute member of the Restoration Baptist Church, one who appears outwardly to be a devote Christian is at another time seen as the leader of the traditional society, where she’s named the controversial ‘Dahkpannah’.

As if that was not enough, at the time there is a global campaign to halt female genital mutilation, Vice President Taylor is seen at a secret society school about to offer sacrifices in the midst of young girls and women-this of course can’t be a sacrifice to the Kingdom of Light.The Vice President’s inconsistency between the two spiritual kingdoms raises a question as to who she’s really serving.

There are other concerns though and which could also be valid-that is, can the vice president’s double dealings between the Church and Traditional Societies be as a result of her love for power or political strength over her boss?

The number of traditional titles acquired by Vice President Howard Taylor so far are mind boggling, even Africa’s first female president, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleafdid not obtain any of these titles in her twelve years’ rule.

The NewDawn had taken interest in following the spiritual side of the vice president as many locals here are yet to be convinced as to where the former first lady is headed spiritually.

On January 24 this year, the people of Bong County bestowed one of the highest distinguished traditional title upon her.According to the Chief Dakpanah of Liberia, Chief Moses Suakollie, the title, “PONOFALO” is the highest traditional title in the Kpelleh tradition.

The title, according to a release from the VP’s office at the time, was conferred on VP Howard-Taylor at an elaborate program held on Thursday, January 24, 2019, in Gbarnga City, Bong County, in continuation of celebrations of her 56th birth anniversary.

Conferring the traditional title, Chief Suakollie said, the people of Bong County chose the first female Vice President of Liberia because of her numerous contributions to the development of the County as well as the dictates of the Kpelleh tradition.

Well attended by traditional leaders including; chiefs from the Poro and Sandi Societies and residents from across Bong County, the program also brought together traditional leaders from towns on the other side of the border in the Republic of Guinea, students, youth and women groups as well as local county officials.

Inspired the the highest Kpelle Traditional Vice President Howard- promised the traditional leaders of her efforts to convince President Weah on major policy decisions that need to be made geared towards promotion of traditional practices and how the traditional leaders can be a helped to development of the state.

The honor came on the back of the Distinguished Traditional Title of Venerable Chief in the National Traditional Council of Liberia was conferred on her as the then Senator of Bong County in 2011.

That Chieftaincy Title to the first female was conferred on Madam Howard-Taylor by Traditional Chiefs and Elders of Bong County for her role in sponsoring the bill which created the National Traditional Council of Liberia as well as in full recognition of her exemplary services to the people of Bong and Liberia at large.

The same Vice President is reportedly active in the body of Christ, especially, with the Restoration Baptist Church to the extent some members of the Women of Grace, a US-based Liberian Christian women group flow in the country on April 10 last year to honor her along with First Lady, Clar Marie Weah.

Also Nigerian Prelate, regarded as Africa’s most generous Philanthropist, Reverend Mother Esther AbimbolaAjayi, was also in Liberia on Monday January 14, 2019, for a 4-day working visit with Liberia’s Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor- titles that are mentioned in press releases from her office.

These visits also follows Vice President Taylor’s sentimental cries at the Action Faith Ministries in Accra, Ghana before thousands of faithful.-Edited by Othello B. Garblah

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