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“My Agreement With Pres. Weah Has Ended”  PYJ Tells Electorates From Nimba

“Let me clearly state that the agreement I signed with the President has come to an end and that the MDR will in the coming days be going to its convention to elect new leaders for the upcoming elections,” the so-called godfather of Nimba County tells the public.

Prince Johnson accused the Liberian leader of turning his back on the people of Nimba County after he was given massive support during his election as President of Liberia.

The senator further stated that he is of the confidence that the people of Nimba will not throw their support to President Weah during the 2023 elections, “because they are not happy.”

It seems like the sweet political marriage that once existed between controversial Nimba County Senator, Prince C. Johnson and President George M. Weah is heading for divorce as the Senator said his kinsmen are unhappy with the CDC led-government.

Sen. Johnson who appeared to be very disappointed by his tune stated that his kinsmen’s anger against the party comes as a result of the President’s failure to adhere to the MoU signed between President Weah and him thus pledging the Movement for Democratic and Reconstruction (MDR) support to CDC in 2017.

Sen. Johnson who also contested the 2017 General Elections but did not win, was one of the first to endorse the candidacy of President Weah in the runoff against Unity Party’s Joseph N. Boakai.

I am calling on my supporters to join me in supporting George Weah for the presidency because I believe he is the man that will change the country for the betterment of all Liberians irrespective of your tribe, county, religion or political affiliation,” Johnson told his kinsmen then.

Sen. Johnson’s pronouncement of his support to the CDC in some part, helped Weah win the presidential run-off overwhelmingly against former the then governing Unity Party.

But speaking yesterday, January 12, 2023 on the Truth Fm Breakfast Show in Paynesville, the former warlord turned evangelist disclosed that the agreement signed by himself and the President called for top ministerial posts, managing directors and some ambassadorial positions to be given to Nimba County.

According to him, since the two-men agreement was concluded to appoint sons and daughters from Nimba County to occupy top positions through their recommendations, his MDR or Nimba County is yet to see Nimbaians in those top senior positions since 2018 with the government already in its six years of power.

“The citizens of Nimba have for past five years been knocking at my door for the President to appoint them, and we have used all diplomatic means and have consistently engaged this CDC led government, but nothing is working in order to get redress and make our people who struggled during the campaign period happy,” PYJ explained.

“And the only positions that have been given Nimbaian is the Postal Affairs and few Assistant Minster position and this was not what we agreed upon,” he noted.

Sen. Johnson who also referred to President Weah as ‘Promise Breaker’ frowned on the Liberian leader for awarding lucrative jobs to his own kinsmen in the southeastern part of the country thus forgetting Nimba which he described as “vote rich county.”

Meanwhile, Johnson at the same time has also called on the Liberian leader to back off his planned trip to the county and ensure that he resolves his differences with residents of the county by ensuring that they are given hope for the betterment of their county.

“I am not stopping the President from going to our county; that’s why I have informed the citizens of the county to welcome the President because that’s why the Bible calls for but for me, the honest thing to do is for him to cancel this trip and settle his differences with the county,” he added.

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