Pressure! Defense Minister Johnson Resigns

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President Joseph Nyuma Boakai has received and accepted a letter of resignation from the recently confirmed Minister of National Defense, Prince C. Johnson. In his letter of resignation, Mr. Johnson outlined his reasons for his action, noting that due to the current political and civil disturbances occasioned by the protest of women believed to be wives of service men, he has made the decision to resign and preserve the peace and security of the State. The President expressed gratitude to Minister Johnson for his invaluable service to the country and described him as a patriot. In another development, the President has instructed the Army to ensure all those impeding the free movement of people and vehicles through actions that blocked major thoroughfares across the country to immediately remove themselves and allow the Government to resolve their grievances. The President addressed the nation last evening. On the issued through a radio broadcast.

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