Sen. Prince Y. Johnson Uses the Bible to Warn Elections Commission, Says 2017 Elections Must Be Free Of Prejudice

pyjThe former Liberian warlord and now member of the Liberian Senate, Prince Y. Johnson has threatened the National Elections Commission (NEC) not to twist the results of the 2017 in favor of the ruling Unity Party (UP) presidential candidate, Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai who is also Vice President of Liberia.

Delivering his regular Sunday sermon at his church in Paynesville Monrovia, Senator Johnson who is also the political leader of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) after he was he was forcefully ousted from the National Union for Democratic Progress (NUDP) under whose banner he contested the presidency in 2011 vowed not to allow the National Elections Commission to play a game during the 2017 general and presidential elections.

He used his sermon which was aired on a local radio station to cautioned Liberians to be mindful during the upcoming 2017 elections, and further called on opposition political parties to join him in his bid against the ruling Unity Party recapturing the country’s leadership come 2017.

The Nimba County lawmaker who claimed to be the most formidable in his County said he is the only person who can deliver Liberia from the hands of people he called, ‘Corrupt officials’ who desire he noted is to enrich themselves while the ordinary suffer.

This statement by Senator Johnson baffled several Liberians who spoke to the GNN, wondering as to what gave him the impetus to have said these threatening words, noting that these utterances by a man who was considered as the most dangerous rebel leaders during the Liberian civil war should be investigated.

Effort by the GNN to contact the Nimba County Senator via mobile phone as to what give rise to his statement  used in place of his Church’s regular Sunday sermon, making threatening  statements to the National Elections Commission (NEC) proved unsuccessful.

Investigation continues in our next posting.

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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.