Liberia Needs a Radical Leader – Says Baptist Prelate

By: Zee Roberts

Pastor Joseph Gardea Johnson III
Pastor Joseph Gardea Johnson III

A Baptist Prelate of the Restoration Baptist Ministries in Congo Town, Joseph Gardea Johnson III has said Liberia needs a radical leader who will help to move the country forward in terms of growth, stressing, “Liberia needs a radical leader for growth,”

The Baptist Clergyman asserted that in time like these Liberia actually needs a leader who has the radical and forceful methodology that will absolutely aid in the process in transforming the country in a positive trajectory, and further added that such a leader should be someone that has Liberia at heart, noting such person should also be the majority’s heart beats.

He made the disclosure recently during an interview with a local radio station in Sinkor. The Senior Baptist Pastor also signaled a strong caveat to voters to refrain from violence during and after these upcoming elections after results are announced by the National Elections Commission.

The Liberian cleric also noted that in doing so it will help put Liberia growing up democracy in a positive position and Liberians themselves will be applauded by the world.’

The Liberian Prelate used the occasion to caution National Elections Commission boss to ensure that work tirely to ensure that the country general and presidential elections pending for 2017 should actualized free, fair and transparency so as to enable the entity to be credible to the populace and the world as large.

“We need free, fair and transparency for 2017 general and presidential elections,” Pastor Johnson III lamented.

He urges those that will be involved into the voting process to strongly follow the guidelines of NEC so as to help the exercise go on smoothly without any disturbances.

“Let follow the guidelines set by NEC during the elections period,” the Baptist clergyman asserted.

Mr. Johnson indicated that it is good for those who are religious leaders to play a key role in the 2017 elections because they are the same people who helping to preach to politicians about the good news of Christ.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL), including several other international organizations of journalists.