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Editorial: Liberty Party Betrayed War Crimes Court Fight By Clearing Way For PYJ Senate Defense Chair Post

Liberty Party today had all edge to win the Senate’s Committee Chair position on National Defense, Security and Intelligence but threw the opportunity to the dustbin to give way for Prince Johnson.

Steve Zargo, Lofa Senator and LP’s immediate past Chairman relinquished his quest to be Defense Chair at the dime minute of action.

The Security expert haven’t deliberated well up to election time announced he will not be contesting against the embattled Nimba Senator Prince Johnson.

Liberty Party’s Darius Dillon and Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence have been championing the call for the establishment of War Crimes Court in Liberia while at the same time one of their leaders paved the way for the notorious Prince Johnson election at the dismay of many.

Political pundits believe the action of Senator Zargo is a complete betrayal of majority Liberians quest to hold people accountable for their deeds during the long years of civil conflict, something his party leads.

The action of the LP executive completely goes contrary to the party’s fight to have WCC established. Whether his today’s action is a party’s decision is unknown.

‘Election of Prince Johnson on Defense Committee of the Senate clearly states that Liberians are not ready for business,’ a political observer posted on social media.

While hundreds of Liberians converged on the Capitol today calling for the establishment of War Crimes Court, the Senate was electing a notorious war leader to its key statutory committee.

Montserrado Dist 4 Representative Rustonly Suacoco Dennis posted on her Facebook page ‘

When the citizens of Liberia get ready, Liberia will be a transform state.

How on earth can the issue of War crimes be high on the people’s agenda and the Senate Elect Killer Prince Johnson as Chairman on Security. All Warlords must leave public duty!

By now the Capitol should be on fire until Killer Prince Johnson leaves!

His presence there means Economic hardship
Lack of health services and poor infrastructure development… no serious country will opt for strengthening bilateral relationship with Liberia

Yet the people hadn’t seen the problem… I wonder 🤔’

Others elected to the senate’s leadership were Senators Edwin Snowe, Emmanuel Nuquay, Prince Moye, James Biney amongst others.

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