Warring Parties Picked Gyude Bryant, Wesley Johnson


By Moses M. Zangar, Jr.
Accra. Ghana

The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

August 21, 2003

West African and Western Mediators brokering peace for Liberia have declared Liberia Action Party's Charles Gyude Bryant as Chairman of the country's transitional administration. Similarly, Wesley Momo Johnson of the United People's Party has also been declared as Vice Chairman of the Government.

Former Nigerian Head of State and Mediator of the Liberian peace talks Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar broke the ice early Thursday morning to delegates at the negotiation in Accra. He said the names of both men, out of three nominees each for the two categories, were endorsed by warring parties for the respective positions.

Gen. Abubakar, on behalf of the Mediation Team, congratulated the two men for their preferment, urging that the task of reconciliation and healing the wounds of Liberians was a herculean one.