Despite of media reports that Nimba County Senior Senator, Prince Y. Johnson has declared to shower his political blessing on Vice President Joseph N. Boakai in his bid for the presidency come 2017 after been expelled by the Executive Committee of the party he established, the National Union for Democratic Progress (NUDP), the party that took him to the 2011 general and presidential elections, latest information reaching the GNN has revealed that the former rebel leader and now Evangelist has vowed to shortly launched his new political party.
Senator Johnson during the 2011 presidential and legislative elections came third with accoumulated votes of 139,786 of the 1,206,642 total votes cast in the country. The NUDP put out several candidates for the National Legislature who won in Nimba County.
Prior to the establishment of his party, the Nimba County lawmaker was successful in the 2005 presidential and legislative elections when he contested as an independent candidate for the senatorial post in his home county (Nimba) for the first time.
Speaking to reporters in Monrovia, the Nimba County lawmaker spokesman, Wilfred Bangura confirmed of the establishment of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) by Senator Johnson, and also disclosed that the MDR will take him to the poll in 2017.
He said the Senator during the 2017 general and presidential elections will definitely capture the nation’s presidency.