Liberia: “Show Some Respect at All Times” – Sen. Sando Johnson Speaks on Behalf of VP Taylor at Ruling Party’s Retreat
MONROVIA – Senator. Sando Johnson, an executive member of the National Patriotic Party (NPP), speaking on behalf of Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor at the CDC’s national retreat over the weekend, said the Vice President has assured that she remains committed to the supporting the government’s pro-poor agenda, but has demanded that she should be respected at all times.
“As a standard-bearer and vice President of the Republic of Liberia, she will do all she can in her power to ensure that is supported. However, she wants me to quickly inform you that in the discharge of our duties, we must be able to show some level of respect at all times,” he said.
The NPP is a member of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).
Senator Johnson spoke on behalf of the Vice President at the CDC’s national retreat which was held at over the weekend.
He said respect must be shown not only to Vice President Taylor but also to the Office of the President and all other high ranking officials of the government.
“As a standard-bearer and vice President of the Republic of Liberia, she will do all she can in her power to ensure that is supported. However, she wants me to quickly inform you that in the discharge of our duties, we must be able to show some level of respect at all times.”– Senator Sando Johnson, Speaking on Behalf of Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor
He said Vice president Taylor would have loved to be at the gathering were she to be properly communicated to.
Vice President Taylor had taken a sabbatical from government functions over the last several weeks claiming that her office is being deprived of its operations funds and the lack of an official vehicle and a police escort which continues to put her life and that of pedestrians at risk.
“I also wish to inform you as she said, that she would have loved and will always love to grace any occasion of such once she’s properly informed and properly consulted,” Sen. Johnson said.
The Bomi County Senator who is also a confidante of the Vice President expressed on her behalf her disappointment over not being consulted or informed about the planning the execution of the retreat, irrespective of the fact that she is an executive committee member of the Coalition.