“Time for UP-led Government to Be Retired”

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Senators Weah and Johnson (center) in Ganta, Nimba County.

– Weah says as Ganta welcomes him and Johnson

Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson and Senator George Weah were given a stunning reception in the commercial city of Ganta on Friday, October 27, a day after Senator Johnson endorsed Senator Weah for the November 7 runoff presidential election.

The thousands of Nimba citizens who lined up the main streets of Ganta from the Immigration Checkpoint to the center of the city, along which the two senators and their entourage drove in an open-top car, cheered them on.

Senator Johnson later told his supporters to vote for the CDC to bring change to the country. He said the days of massive exploitation of “our resources and transferring of corrupt officials from one ministry to another are over.”

Johnson added, “The time for unaccountable stewardship by officials of government is over. It is time to rebuild and settle our differences through reconciliation. We must reconcile and unite ourselves to move the country to the greater height and to economic growth, stability, and prosperity.”

Johnson was optimistic enough to call on his detractors, especially the chiefs of Nimba County, headed Peter Barlour, to join his camp now, before the inauguration of Sen. Weah as president in January.

He said his decision to endorse Weah is consistent with when he gave his support to the Unity Party in 2011, adding, “To hell with those who are blaming me for being inconsistent for pledging my support to Ambassador George Weah.

“I stood here before and told you that this is the time for a new Liberia and a new history, so it is time that we remove Ambassador Boakai and the UP-led government from power through the ballot box.”

Sen. Johnson then proceeded to introduce Sen. Weah as a “son of Nimba” because he (Weah) was born in the county.

For Senator George Weah, he expressed happiness to be in Nimba and thanked the citizens for the support he received in the first round.

He said the UP-led government of Vice President Boakai was given 12 years to do something, but achieved nothing, “It is now time for the UP-led government to be retired by the Coalition of Democratic Change.”

He thanked Sen. Johnson for pledging his support to the CDC, which he said he also did in the 2005 election, and called for a government of inclusion, calling on his opponent – the Unity Party supporters, to join the CDC for a better Liberia.

The two senators were also well received in Sanniquellie and Karnplay.

7 COMMENTS

  1. The UP-led government is now Robert Sirleaf, Alex Tyler, Gbezohngar Findley, Togar McIntosh and they are all working for George Weah and CDC. They need to be retired.

  2. “99 days for rogue, but one day for the master.” http://www.mastersday.com
    We can’t keep going on this way. CDC is UP and both represent a corrupt system. It’s the people’s turn to demand a new order! Government should never be an entity to enrich politicians. With widespread barbaric human sacrifices/ ritualistic killings, excessive salaries and benefits of top officials and nurturing of corruption by the United States and the European Union through foreign aid, the system of governance in Liberia is toxic and it must go but no politician will lead this effort. Let’s do it? http://www.mastersday.com “99 days for rogue, but one day for the master.”

  3. Instead of them (Unity Party, Boakai, and Brumskine) quietly signing their pension forms and pension slips, they are there whining all over the Place, when they are politically too old and frail to remain in the political arena. Take your pension and go home, Brumskine, and Boakai. Wilmont Paye, and Urey, THE LIBERIAN PEOPLE may see what THEY can do for you people, and find something for you too. But you have to start behaving as “good boys” now. Okay?

  4. only god knows who should be the president.so look to god for your president but to vote is not of jesus christ why because it is not in the holy words so think about casting lot that how it is in the bible.ok peace

  5. If a politician wishes to serve 100 years in public service, it’s okay. To say that because a particular party (UP) has served the Liberian people for 12 years and therefore the UP should quit politics is an idea that runs counter to logic, pure and simple.

    What the Liberian people should come to terms with is this:
    12 years are too long for a president to serve. Liberians need a 6-year term limit presidency. In other words, once elected, a president may serve only 6 years. That’s it!

    The people of South Korea have a similar system. The only difference is that instead of a 6-year term that I am proposing, South has a 5-year term limit presidency. It works for South Korea well. We are not South Koreans. But if It works in that troubled peninsula, it should work in Liberia.

  6. Has George Weah forgotten so soon how the man parading with him in Nimba county is the killer of President Samuel K. Doe and soo many innocent Liberians. How can someone in his right mind even associate with a cold blooded killer like Prince Johnson.

  7. GENTILMENT IS WEAH FOGETTING THE 2011 ELECTIONS , ARE WE AGAIN WANTING TO SUPPORT WEAH AFTER,SERVING OR SERVING AS SENATOR WHERE THE HIGHEST LAW IS MADE WHICH PROTECT EVERY BAISIC OF THE LIBERIAN PEOPLE, AND FAIL TO PRESENT ANY BILL THAT WILL DETERMINED HIS CAPABILITY OF BEEN PRESIDENT.WITH HIS FORMAL PRESIDENTIAL AGENDA, WEAH CAN NOT STILL BE A PRODUCTIVIE SENATOR,WHILE SHOULD WE STILL TALK , TALK WEAH. WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD AS A PEOPLE.

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