As the 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections draw near, Major General Prince Johnson, the Chief of Staff of the Liberian Army, has issued a warning. The Army General believed that rather than inciting unrest in the nation, the rule of law should be upheld at the polls or, if one is not pleased, can use the legal system.
He pointed out that under the Liberian constitution, the army would intervene if such a thing happened and the police were unable to handle it.
Major Johnson also issues a caution to individuals who incite youth to disrupt the calm of the nation by taking to the streets, telling them that doing so would not be tolerated and that the army will intervene if necessary.
“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. 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 LNP can’t control your actions and/or is overwhelmed, we will execute our constitutional duties. We will not allow anyone or a group of people to obstruct our hard-earned Peace and Democracy. We will support the LNP and relevant agencies to protect key installations where necessary.”