LIBERIA: Did Prince Y. Johnson And President Weah Political Marriage Restored?
It has been reported that at long last the political marriage between Senator Prince Y. Johnson and President George M. Weah has reportedly been renewed, and both have agreed to work together ahead of the 2023 general and presidential elections.
According to IPNEWS, quoting a reliably gathered that Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson and the ruling CDC have again settled contending issues in an overnight meeting with promises to begin payment of Nimba county Social Development Funds for the last five years.
According to the paper quoting a highly placed sources, the meeting which took place in Monrovia yesterday evening also reached several consensuses including the granting of top government jobs to prominent citizens of Nimba county.
Another consensus reached during the meeting requested Senator Prince Johnson’s public declaration to support incumbent president George Manneh Weah in the ensuing October 2023 polls, and refrain from making negative comments against the governing CDC.
Other contending issue raised by Senator Prince Johnson during the meeting is a public apology of the Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee, over recent comments made in Nimba county when the CDC Chapter hosted a gathering for the second term bid of President George Weah, mobilization launch.
The report to settle Nimba county’s five Social Development Funds leaving out other counties, especially Bong and Grand Bassa County has sparked contention.
Recently Senator Prince Johnson declared to dump President George Weah if he did not settle continuing issues of Nimba county, including payment of the county’s social Development Funds and granting of top government jobs.
According to top officials of the ruling CDC, the secret meeting between the government and Senator Prince Johnson came at the result of PYJ Monday’s interview with the Voice of America, declaring that the Weah government has failed, and it was time to let go the CDC for the betterment of the country.
In 2021, Senator Prince Johnson was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for “Pay-To-Play”, at the detriment of fostering democracy in Liberia.
Prior this news of yesterday’s secret meeting, there have been mixed views among Liberians that the Nimba county Senator was making all the contention because of personnel gains, the paper noted.