Skip to main content

Liberia: Senators accused of fearing Weah’s wrath



A member of the Liberian Senate, Sando Johnson is claiming that lawmakers, especially Senators are harboring fears to speak against unfolding issues affecting their constituents to avoid losing the support of the president in their quests for re-election in 2020.
“How many of us speaking up right now? Because, especially for the Senate, people are worried, they are not talking because they say well you know, 2020 [Senatorial Election] is coming,” Sen. Johnson told a local radio station in Monrovia Tuesday, 18 December.
According to him, 15 members of the Liberian Senate are going for re-election in 2020, and so none of them will think about how the country is moving and how things are happening.“They are concerned about re-election,” he contends, and warns his colleagues of not being re-elected if things are not working good for their constituents as a result of their silence on national issues.
“So this is where we are going. The Senate will not be active right now because of the 2020 election,” he continues.The Bomi County Senator notes that lawmakers need not to wait for the president to lift their hands in political rally to win their constituents because right now the people are not happy.
He admits that the people are right when they sometimes blame lawmakers, especially the Senate for not talking on behalf of the people who elected them.“Things are going bad, then you’re quiet, you’re not taking action because you want get elected in 2020, they will vote you out,” he adds.
Sen. Johnson encourages his colleagues to get stronger and stand up for their people, expressing a belief that if they fail to do the right thing, they will equally make the president to look bad.
By Winston W. Parley

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Liberia: Top 7 Iconic Music Videos Directed by Jackie Russ

​By Robert Serge Saint-Pe Alex Nyenga, alias, Jackie Russ has enjoyed a seven-year stint as a videographer which has put him behind the camera of numerous memorable Liberian music videos, earning him several nominations and awards. He has again proven himself as a top-notch video director over the past months, which has landed him nominations for the 2021 MTN – Liberian Music Awards (MLMA) for Best Music Videographer and the 2021 Liberian Entertainment Awards (LEA) for Video Director of The Year.  Even if Jackie Russ is not a familiar face, he is definitely a household name who has worked with many top Liberian artists and influential celebrities. One of his unhighlighted gesture is that he gifted Caroline M. Moore, better known as MC Caro with her first ever music video for her song “Bring Our Money Back” in 2018. Here is a look at the top seven iconic music videos directed by Jackie Russ. 7. Christoph Ft. Margas – Hold Your Polaruh (2016) “Hold Your Polaruh” was directed by Christoph

President George Weah's One Day National Forum Successfully Attended by 26 Political Parties

On Thursday, August 8, 2018, President George Weah had a sit down with 26 political parties of Liberia.  The meeting aimed at advancing ideals that promote the spirit of national unity and political tolerance between opposition political parties and the government.  ANC, LP and UP attended the meeting as a team. According to Deputy Minister Eugene L. Fahngon, Deputy Minister for Press and Public Affairs at Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism, all 26 political parties attended and participated from start to finish.  Even though, social media was buzzing about AB Dillion walking out of the meeting, he walked out as an individual and not a political party, "the invitation was extended to political parties and not to individuals," Minister Fahngon stated in his live video.  Each political party gave ideals and recommendations, which made the meeting a great success.  According to  Deputy Minister Fahngon, "there will be future engagements as such.&quo

J Flow Stands in her Garden of Eden as Eve in Creative Photo

J Flow is all legs as she posed as Eve in her garden of Eden, wearing nothing but plantain leaf. Sexiness to the highest degree. Check out the full image below.