Prince Johnson Endorses George Weah For President. But Mixed Reaction Overshadows Nimba County

Flash Back: Prince Yormie Johnson and George Weah with TB Joshua

Following their last Sunday worship service at the TB Joshua Church, the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria perhaps to seek his spiritual intervention for the pending presidential run-off elections come November 7, 2017, Senator Prince Y. Johnson of the Movement for Reconstruction and Development (MDR) today endorsed the presidency of Senator George Manneh Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).

Speaking at his party’s headquarters in Congo Town, the suburb of Monrovia, amidst huge supporters of the CDC, Prince Johnson said he is pledging his support to the candidature of Senator Weah and the CDC in the pending presidential run-off in accordance of the Farmington River Declaration signed early this year calling on political parties to be peaceful during the 2017 elections.

During his endorsement to the CDC presidential candidate, Senator Johnson used the occasion to commit the people of Nimba County in supporting the presidential of Senator Weah, adding, “The people of Nimba County are in full support of your presidency,” Senator Johnson told the CDC.

As a result of this latest development from Prince Johnson and his MDR, GNN Correspondent in Nimba County said since that pronouncement was made, endorsing the candidature of Senator Weah. There have been mixed reactions, with majority condemning his action noting that his endorsement to Senator Weah and the CDC is his own initiative and not the people of the county, some citizens in the county who spoke to our Correspondent noted

The questions many Liberians in Monrovia and its environs who spoke to the GNN regarding the stance of Senator Johnson is ‘How sincere is he in this endeavor? You know this guy is very, very, unpredictable; let wait and see,” another Liberian, Amos Jacobs who spoke to the GNN pondered.

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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.