By Edwin G. Wandah
Grand Gedeh County Electoral District #2 Representative, Zoe Emmanuel Pennoh, is calling on Nimba County’s Senator Prince Y. Johnson to stop boasting about the killing of his kinsman, the slain Liberian leader, Samuel K. Doe.
In a press statement held in his office yesterday, Representative Pennoh accused Senator Johnson of boasting of killing the former Liberian leader in the 1990 civil crisis while he (Johnson) served as the leader of the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia INPFL.
Representative Pennoh who was very blunt in his message called on the senator to retract his words which is flaring hate messages instead of bridging peace and unity; something he said has the propensity of fueling new tension in the country.
Resounding his warning to Senator Johnson, Representative Pennoh called on him to stop the divisive politics, adding that the killing of a former president cannot be used to win the votes of people or run campaign.
“The Liberian leader was my uncle, we were small at the time when these things were happening, so Senator Johnson cannot be using the killing of my uncle to win favor from his people,” he maintained.
“I have good friends who are from Nimba. About 90 to 95 percent of the none Grand Gedians residing in Grand Gedeh are Nimbaians; equally so, there are lots of Grand Gedians residing in Nimba and we must stop using these hate messages that could divide us as a people,” he averred.
Meanwhile, Representative Pennoh has vowed that he will formally complain Senator Johnson to the President of the Republic of Liberia if he does not stop his act of divisiveness and called on the International Community to intervene, because according to him, Liberia has come a long way in maintaining the peace and will not accept any interruption from either Senator Johnson or anyone.