SIX QUOTES: Verbatim

1.“We must say however, the intentional disrespect purge the contempt. Wherefore, security guard Johnson is adjudged guilty of contempt for his unprovoked insults, disrespect. He is ordered incarcerated for one week,” 

Liberian Chief Justice Francis Korkpor in a ruling last week. Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh complained to the high court on which she sits, that she was disrespected by an airport security officer Levi johnson. The officer was suspended for one month on the job. Reports say the powerful Justice is also wife to the former Speaker of the House, Edwin Melvin Snowe.”

2.“Why leave on the eve of elections?”
—-Cllr. Winston Tubman former justice minister and presidential candidate in an interview with the Financial Times

3.”It is unfortunate that the media has unwittingly allowed itself to be used by interested parties to become judge, jury and executioner in my case.”
—-Nigeria’s former Defense Staff Chief, Alex Badeh, denying allegations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC], that he was involved in stealing 20million meant for purchase of arms. Gen. Badeh is jailed, pending court hearing.

4.. “I urge our government to drop all charges and/or any intent to charge anyone and provide all guarantees that Mr. Freeman will not be arrested or harass if he returns to Liberia. There are moral and legal basis for this request.”
Samuel Kofi Woods, calling on the Liberian govt. to drop all charges against opposition politician of the Movement for Progressive Change [MPC] Simeon Freeman, who fled the country in the wake of the Harry Greaves death.

5. “I challenged anyone to take me to court if they have cause that I violated any Code of Conduct”.
—-Brownie Samukai, Liberia’s Defence Minister amidst criticisms that he has thrown his weight behind an incumbent in the upcoming presidential election. Samukai is supporting Vice President Joseph Boakai. Both officials hail from Lofa County.

6..“We’re not going to turn our Executive Mansion into an old folks’ home,”
—-Benoni Urey, opposition politician and leader of the All Liberian Party [ALP], insinuating that vice President Joseph Boakai is old and not ready to be president.

File photo: Opposition Politician Simeon Freeman

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