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AFL Reaffirms Its Apolitical Stance…Warn Against Growing Militancy In Political Arena

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MONROVIA: As the much-publicized 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections fast approach, Liberia’s Defense authorities have reassured the public that the military will remain apolitical as a means of keeping public confidence.

Minister of National Defense, Maj/Gen. Daniel D. Ziankahn, Jr., (Rtd), and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia Maj/Gen. Prince C. Johnson, lll, reiterated that as heads of the Liberian Military, they will not encourage the involvement of soldiers in politics or entertain political activities at any of its military barracks around the country.

“We will give support to the police and other security institutions, but will not encourage any act that will undermine the peace of the country during and after the elections,” they added.

At the same time, the Armed Forces of Liberia has warned against what it calls the growing wave of militancy in the Liberian political arena and wants political leaders to take concrete steps to address the matter before it gets out of hand.

On the international front, they said the Armed Forces of Liberia has a presence in Mali, Sudan, South Sudan, and Guinea Bissau.

These assertions were made when the Defense Minister and AFL Chief of Staff appeared on the Spoon Talk to address a barrage of national and international security issues on Wednesday, 31 August 2022.

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