The political marriage between the Liberian leader, President George M. Weah and former rebel leader-turned evangelist and politician, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson of Nimba County seems to be coming to a complete end, as both personalities are throwing insults at each other using their respective Church’s podiums for such drama.
Few weeks ago delivering his Sunday sermon to his congregation at the Chapel of Faith Ministry which is also live on local radio stations in Monrovia, Senator Johnson announced the withdrawal of his support to the second term bid of President Weah, and further accused the CDC-led Government harbouring plan to kill he Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, founder of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction.
The accusation comes a few weeks after the Nimba County Senator party claimed that his decision to split from the ruling party of President George Weah’s has put his life in danger, saying he was being threatened.
“There are plans by the George Weah government to assassinate our founder and vision bearer, Senator Prince Johnson. We received this intelligence from a high-placed source. Liberia is enjoying democracy and peace and [we] do not want anything that will disturb this peace and democracy,” Alieo Wollo, the MDR’s Vice Chairman for Recruitment and Mobilization, said during recent press conference.
For his part, President George Weah preaching to his congregation at the Forky Klon Jlateh Family Fellowship Church also called Prince Johnson a ‘Killer’ who he said have killed dozens innocent people during the country’s nearly 15 years senseless civil war.
Wollo’s accusation, while not proven, mirrored an allegation by Sen. Johnson that he has been receiving life threatening messages since withdrawing his party’s support from the President’s re-election bid.
“Now that we have withdrawn our political support and have decided to take one of our sons to contest for the presidency, they are threatening our lives, they are calling us all kinds of names, and putting innocent children against us all because of petty cash that cannot feed them,” Johnson claimed.
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