Liberia’s Former VP Wants Holiday for Slain President Tolbert, 13 othersFormer VP Warner, Richard Tolbert along with some relativesMonrovia – Liberia’s former Vice President Bishop Bennie D. Warner says his former boss, President William R. Tolbert along with 13 other officials executed (killed) on the order of former President Samuel K. Doe should have a national holiday in their honorReport by Webster J. H. Clayeh , [email protected]Until former President Tolbert death in 1980, Bishop Warner was his Vice President. It has been 39 years since the late Doe along with others of the Armed Forces of Liberia staged a coup d’état that led to the killing former President Tolbert. Through the effort of the Richard Tolbert, nephew of the slain President Tolbert and other relatives of the 13 former officials, the mass grave was later preserved at the Palm Grove Cemetery. “This man needs a statute like Abraham Lincoln of the United States of America,” Liberia’s former VP said. “So, as a former Vice President of the Republic of Liberia there should be national Memorial Day (national holiday) for all former President Tolbert and the 13 people,” the former VP said.
Source: Front Page Africa March 13, 2019 23:26 UTC