—-As AFL Chief Of Staff Prince Johnson lll Cautions Would-Be Trouble Makers Ahead Of 2023 Elections.
By Washington Tumay Watsonfirstname.lastname@example.org
MONROVIA-As Liberians are gearing up and politically preparing to go to the polls in 2023, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Maj/Gen Prince Charles Johnson III, has cautioned all would-be troublemakers, to re-arrange their chaos-driven postures and play by the rules of law ahead of the general and presidential elections.
Chief of Staff Johnson landing the caveat also urged those who will be disenchanted during the elections to use the legal process through the court system for redress.
“A caveat for whosoever may feel or is disenchanted as we approach the 2023 elections to use the court system as was seen in the 2017 Presidential and 2020 midterm Senatorial elections”, he intoned.
General Johnson indicated that those who will decide to take the law into their own hands by disregarding the rule of law to desist.
“If you decide to take the law into your own hands (disregarding the rule of law), regardless of your current or past status or affiliation, and if the Liberia National Police (LNP) can’t control your actions and/or is overwhelmed, we will execute our constitutional duties”, he declares.
Major General Johnson said the AFL will not allow anyone or group of people to obstruct the country’s hard-earned peace and democracy that Liberians are now enjoying.
He disclosed that the AFL will support the LNP and the relevant agencies to protect key installations where necessary.
M/General Johnson’s warning comes as a result of the recent hostage of former Information Minister Lewis Brown who is a key political strategist of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and was a guest at the Voice of Liberia Radio station.
Some youths from both the opposition and the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change staged an anti-protest at the radio station.
One group of protesters threatened Ambassador Brown because of his stands against the Government of Liberia while the other protesters were protecting him (Brown) against the pro-government protesters thus instigating violence that prompted the intervention of the Liberia National Police.