31 January 2013

Liberia: Charles Taylor Deserves All Benefits

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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor in court.

Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson is insisting that former Liberian President Charles G. Taylor gets all of his benefits as ex-President of Liberia. Senator Johnson said Mr. Taylor deserves all his benefits.

Senator Johnson disclosed that family and friends have begun to pursue legal and political means to ensure that Taylor receives his just benefits.

The Bomi County lawmaker's statement comes in the wake of delays to discuss the letter submitted by the former President of Liberia concerning his benefits.

The Liberian Senate on Tuesday did not discuss the communication from former President Taylor.

The Senators have resolved to finally discuss President Taylor's communication by next Tuesday at which time a committee set-up to look into the legal aspect would conclude its work.

Senator Johnson told Legislative Reporters in an apparent angry mood that if former presidents could received their just benefits, ex-President Taylor was no exception.

"If other Presidents who were slain in office and those who left office could get their just benefits, what's about former President Taylor who resigned for the sake of peace" Senator Johnson wondered.

According to him, former President Taylor resigned honorably and deserves all benefits as former President. He vows not to rest until the benefits Charles Taylor is addressed.

Senator Johnson said Taylor's family does not want any political interference regarding his just benefits, noting that "the family wants the court to make a decision on the former president benefits."

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