In an interview with journalists last Monday, the party’s Secretary General, Janga Kowo indicated that the resigned Justice Minister poorly handled the affairs of the ministry during his tenure. The CDC Chief Scribe said these critical issues painted a gloomy picture of the Liberian Government and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf reportedly felt uncomfortable with his (Cllr. Sannoh) presence in government.
Citing examples of Cllr. Sannoh incompetence, Mr. Kowo pointed out that during the investigation of circumstances surrounding to the death of former Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, Harry Greaves, Cllr. Sannoh, as Minister of Justice, caused lot of confusion in the public regarding reports emanating from experts investigating the matter.
CDC also alleged that the then Justice Minister did not do well in handling the Victoria Zayzay death saga. The late Victoria was found dead in police custody.
Mr. Kowo noted that instead of promoting progress in the justice system, Cllr. Sannoh transgressed in every capacity such as security and human rights related issues.
He added that during the Minister’s tenure, there were lot of arrests made, and more infringements on freedom of expression.
The CDC SG advised that any person who replaces the former Minister should try as much as possible to gain the public trust and confidence.
Last Friday, the Executive Mansion announced that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received and accepted the resignation of Justice Minister Cllr. Benedict Sannoh.