A group of high core political pundits under the banner “Conscious Thinkers and Patriots” has harshly responded to a recent statement by Senator Sando D. Johnson against the president and other officials of his government.
The group in a statement issued over the weekend, described as “irresponsible and reckless” the Bomi County Senator recent statement that President George M. Weah, Finance Minister, Samuel D. Tweah, Minister of State, Nathaniel F. Mcgill and Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Tamba Koijee is in possession of the missing 16 billion Liberian Dollars and have already started using the money to construct their duplexes across the country.
According to the group, such allegation coming from a sitting lawmaker is not only shameful but brings the entire legislature to public disrepute.
The group said the statement of the Bomi County Lawmaker has the propensity to create chaos, which they claimed, will undermine the high earned peace the country has enjoyed over the last 15 years.
The group statement which was signed by its Chairman, Whroway Bryant furthered that, Senator Johnson statement also undermines the freedom of speech and creates a damming look of the real essence of free speech.
“When the historical file of this character is been opened, nothing more can be seen than a baseless, callous and substance-induced allegation that lacks the simple iota of truth. This, we ask; Is this not the Sando who is well known for defending a world criminal in Charles Taylor after pillaging our country’s resources that led to the death of over 250, 000 innocent compatriots; Is this not the Sando Johnson who was heard on a recently leaked secret audio recording concocting a deal with a businessman to embezzle several million United States Dollars of money intended to develop Liberia’s rubber industry? What moral ground this man have to dent the character of reputable individuals in society,” the group statement mentioned.
The group is meanwhile calling on the public not to take seriously the accusation of the Bomi county senator, stating that, those allegations lack the requisite evidence and cannot be proven.
The group statement furthered “It’s frustrating, least to mention our disappointment that people like Hon Sando Johnson will trade into baseless accusation without facts thus, injuring and inciting the public against the presidency and his cabinet’s ministers. As a country and people, we can’t afford to reverse neither the developmental trajectory nor the gains made thus far under the leadership of President Weah.”
Meanwhile, the office of Senator Johnson has informed newsmen that it will officially respond to the group statement within the course of this week.