Merger Of ALP Of Benoni Urey, MDR Of Prince Johnson Underway, As Johnson Denies Of Being War Crime Convict

L/R: Urey of ALP and Johnson of MDR

As the October 10, 2017, general and presidential elections approaching, several political parties are doing all in their powers to win the votes of electorates by chasing the preferred choice as running mates.

Latest information gathered in the media has hinted this outlet that two political parties including the All Liberia Party (ALP) of businessman Benoni Urey and the Movement for Reconstruction and Democracy (MDR) of Senator Prince Y. Johnson for the past weeks have been holding close-door meetings for a possible merger.

Speaking on the issue to reporters at the headquarters of the MDR, an official of MDR, Alexander Wahpoh confirmed that discussions were currently taken place behind close door, but declined to name the number of parties involved in the merger.

In a local radio station, the OK FM newscast, it was also noted that a source closed to both parties has confirmed this latest development, but said the names of those parties involved will be made public as soon as possible.

The questions being asked by many Liberians who spoke to the GNN-Liberia pondered over as to who will become the second in line if the issue of merger between Prince Johnson and Benoni Urey respective parties are confirmed.

In a related development, the political leader of the MDR Senator Prince Y. Johnson has disclosed that he has never been accused by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of being a war crime convict.

Speaking to reporters, the Nimba County Senator who once headed the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front (INPFL)b that led to the capture and subsequently  killing of President Samuel Kanyon Doe and displaced his remains in the public challenged anyone to come out that he (Prince Johnson) was convicted by the TRC.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.