After the recent crossing over of several politicians to the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change, a Liberian clergyman has blasted politicians over the act of crossing from one political party to another. Bishop Joseph G. Johnson, III, of the Restoration Baptist Ministries in a social media post described the crossing over of politicians from one political party to another as deceptive to those they want to lead.
He disclosed that their crossing over to other political parties speaks to the fact that they are not in the interest of those they represent but their benefits at the suffering of the vice majority. Bishop Johnson who is the General Overseer of the Restoration Baptist Ministries further term the moving of politicians from one political group to another as ‘Political Crime and Deceptive Alliance and Allegiance’.
He however called on Liberians to go to the 2023 elections with “eyes open” to observe who-be politicians seeking public offices. The Liberian preacher wonders how can a man who never believed in the idea of a particular political party when there was nothing to benefit him automatically believes in its idea when there is something to benefit him and see it as loyalty and considers him a comrade.
Bishop Johnson, “We are gradually approaching elections. The greed for power and relevance is prompting many to act and react for personal interest and not national or institutionalized interest. One premium move for such a group of people is crossing over or switching. This move is backed by the mentality of “hanging your clothes where the sun is shining”. “What most political institutions fail to realize is, a politician Crossing Over from one political party to another during the “eve” of election is a highly deceptive act. This is not “the man has realized” or “we have conquered a big fish”, no, It is a highly deceptive move prompted by selfish interest and not an institutionalized or national interest”, he noted.
“ I see it as and call it a Political Crime and Deceptive Alliance and Allegiance, but some will argue that it’s Politics or the Game of Politics. The sad part is, due to the lack of standards and principles, compromised stands, and shortage of wisdom and fairness, the receiving political party celebrates such moves and believes that they have received honest and loyal comrades instead of hustlers.
How come a man who never believed in you when there was nothing to benefit him automatically believes in you when the is something to benefit him and sees it as loyalty and considers him a comrade. No, he is a thief, a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This time around many of those thieves will not be re-elected. Do not say I did warn you like I did the other time”, Bishop Johnson narrated.
Reported by: Timothy R. Yoko
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