Senator Jonson said gone are the days when people used their financial powers and lies to damage electorates and pretend that they were the best people but rather bunch of criminals” who just want to attain votes and extort the country’s resources.
The Nimba lawmaker made the statement on Wednesday at his residence in Paynesville when he met with some Nimba students from various universities.
He called on his kinsmen to be mindful of people who intend to use their stolen money and fool the electorates to get votes and later turn their backs.
Senator Johnson averred that voting is the constitutional power that every citizen has in a democratic institution; therefore those given the power by the people to lead must use such powers to improve the lives of the populace and not to use the powers to suppress and oppress them.
He described those who use the people’s power to deny them of enjoying their country’s resources as “political bandits” whose only intent is to get the people’s votes in order to reduce them to abject poverty.
The Nimba County “strongman” called on the Liberian people not to elect any followers of economic criminals who have plunged this country into deprivation and desolation.
The former warlord turned politician promised to campaign vigorously to thwart votes intended for “economic desperados”.
He called on the people of Liberia to remember those who provided them assistance when they were in need of help, especially those who empowered them over the years.