ALP Threatens To Prosecute Ellen, Others -Says UP Days Are Numbered

By Reuben Sei Waylaun

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

A stalwart of the All Liberian Party (ALP), Bomi County Senator, and former spokesman of detained Liberian leader, Charles Taylor has revealed that prosecution awaits President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her confidants if the ALP wins the impending October’s elections.

Speaking to a team of legislative reporters in Monrovia at his Capitol Building office on Monday, Senator Sando Johnson said with the coming together of the All Liberian Party (ALP) of Benoni Urey, Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) of Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson and Liberia National Union (LINU) of Nathaniel Blama, it means the UP and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf days are numbered.

Senator Johnson said as part of this coalition, they wouldn’t tolerate corrupt people, alleging that some members of the current government headed by President Sirleaf have allegedly stolen from the Liberian people and later enriched themselves, their families overnight.

“They know that when we win, we will prosecute them.  I told Benoni Urey that I am supporting you to become president, not because I like you, is to prosecute these people who are criminals in our country. We have to prosecute these corrupt people,” he said.

The former spokesperson of Charles Taylor in Liberia lamented that prosecution for corruption wasn’t only meant for Varney Sherman, Alex Tyler and other people.

“Robert Sirleaf, the President and other people have to answer. We will go after them. Robert Sirleaf broke down NOCAL, he looted NOCAL and the President said she takes full responsibilities for that, if she takes full responsibility, she, her son, and cronies must be prosecuted,” he added.

Senator Sando Johnson further stressed that he wants a leader that will run behind those he calls ‘corrupt people’.

“I don’t see any other group that will be brave to prosecute these people. The only group that can do that is the ALP and its associates because we are brave, we are nationalists and patriotic people,” he indicated.

On the Coalition With ALP, MDR And LINU:

Senator Johnson who is also a staunch member of the ALP has meanwhile welcomed the decision for a coalition between the ALP, MDR and LINU, saying it is welcoming.

He was quick to point out that there is a reported plan by high profile members of the current regime to thwart the coalition because its ‘formidable’ nature.

“There are reports of high profile government officials who wants to use cash violence to undermine the coalition, we are warning them to stay away because it is going to be dangerous for our democracy. A responsible government will appreciate such, instead they want to undermine the coalition,” he said.

Johnson boasted that those alleged are doing all of what it takes to undermine the planned decision ahead of the impending elections.

“When the force comes together, the Unity party, Boakai, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf days are numbered. If it is true, we consider these people as criminals and wicked minded government officials. We will not hesitate to explode them. They want to undermine the coalition because they see it as a formidable force. This is not a small force. This force if it holds together, we will get the Unity Party out of office,” he added.

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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) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.