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Pres. Weah Reelection’s Bid Receives Major Setback -As Sen. Prince Johnson Ends Political Support

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Nimba County Senator, Prince Y. Johnson has ended the political marriage between the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the people of Nimba County.

Senator Johnson who during the heat of the 2017 Presidential run-off declared support for the CDC-led government after he failed to qualify for the run-off stressed that his decision to cut ties with the CDC is as a resut of President George Weah failure to appoint sons and daughters from the county to top positions in government.

Flashback of President Weah and Sen. Johnson

In a release issued recently, the Nimba County Senator stated that Nimbanians in November 2017 signed an agreement with the Congress For Democratic Change to give the party their political support.

According to him, in the agreement, the people of Nimba County should hold top Ministerial posts, Managing Directors and some ambassadorial positions, and other top positions through his recommendations.

“Since the CDC lead government came to power in 2018, we are yet to see sons and daughters from our beloved Nimba County in those top senior positions we agreed upon and signed a document as evidence,” he said.

(L-R) President Weah, Sen. Johnson and the late Rev. T. B. Joshua

“The citizens of Nimba have for the past five years been knocking at my door for the president to appoint them, and we have used all diplomatic means and have consistently engaged this CDC-led government, but nothing is working to get redress and make our people who struggled during the campaign period happy,” the release stated.

It added: “Once again my fellow citizens of Nimba and supporters in Liberia and around the World, we like to take this time to inform you that the agreement we signed with the CDC has come to an end.”

He added that his stance is in the interest of the people of  Nimba and all partisans of the MDR Political Party.

Flashback of President Weah and Sen. Johnson in Nimba County

“We are now constrained to make this pronouncement that we are “HALTING OUR POLITICAL SUPPORT” to the Coalition,” the release stated.

It added: “As a former general in the army, we believe in agreement and don’t like to betray what we have agreed upon, so we ask you to remain calm until we can later inform you about where to go.”

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