|Mr. Bernard Gbayee Goah|
Written By Bernard Gbayee Goah
Even, with her Controversy win at the polls, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf could not and has not revive Liberia as president because like other Liberian warlords, this “Nobel price winner” is in large part responsible for the cold-blooded murders of tens of thousands of defenseless civilians. Considering this fact, it is unlikely that justice would be served in Liberia on Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s watch.
Reflecting on past presidential elections in Liberia, seared in our memory are these haunting words: “He killed my ma, he killed my pa, I’ll vote for him.”
Gripped with fear and grasping for straws, the Liberian people allowed Charles Taylor to become president. As everyone well knows, this only prolonged the misery. And regardless the level of Ellen’s contribution to the mayhem, her association with Charles Taylor has never been in doubt. That said; didn’t Liberians again grasp for straws by electing Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as the president? Why would anyone believe that a person so closely associated with Charles Taylor would be right to heal this nation?
The people of Liberia know full well Charles Taylor and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are directly responsible for the rapes, torture, maiming and murders of more than 200,000 of our friends and loved ones. Yet Ellen has shown no contrition, compunction or remorse for her contribution, often downplaying the severity of this awful tragedy. Therefore, both these individuals are unacceptable as leaders or role models and must not be rewarded for their crimes.
The people of Liberia rejected Charles Taylor primarily because he murdered our fellow compatriots and wrecked the country’s entire infrastructure. This explains why in the fourth year of his presidency, he finally faced the people’s wrath, barely escaping alive.
The Liberian people must also bring Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to justice because she financed the brutal war that destroyed a generation, impoverished the entire population, decimated families, and turned Liberians into refugees and beggars. Ordering the NPFL rebels to bomb the residents of Monrovia when thousands of civilians comprising of dominantly women and children is unpardonable. The question now is not if, but when will Ellen face the wrath of the Liberian people? Though the date may be unknown, the emotions are certain.