PYJ: My Life is Not in Danger
National Union for Democratic Progress (NUDP) Political Leader, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, seems to be walking on a thin line with his NUDP partisans, who continue to accuse him of abandoning them and compromising the party’s interest.
The party chair backed by its National Executive Committee took Johnson before the National Elections Commission early this year after they expressed a vote of no confidence in his leadership.
The NEC is yet to come up with a formal ruling on the matter, but a group under the name Unhappy Voices of NUDP, is questioning Johnson’s leadership ability. The group’s Chair James O. Kabia told reporters that the political leader is not fit to serve as a town chief let along to become a president.
Kabia noted that Johnson has fooled the people of Nimba for too long and has brought division to the county. He said the youth of Nimba cannot boast of achieving anything for the time they have been with the embattled political leader, who according to him, was now referring to them as cat, goat and criminals.
Members of the Unhappy Voices of NUDP through their leader have threatened to teach Johnson a lesson when he goes to Nimba. But the Senator is not taking the threat lying down, and has said he is not moved by threats or afraid of anyone, who will want to scare him from traveling to his home county Nimba or other parts of Liberia.
Johnson said his life is not in danger, and he cannot be frightened by anybody. However, he has threatened to legal action against anyone, who will want to plot evil against him.
“My life is not in danger, and it will never be in danger by anybody. As Chairman for the Senate Standing Committee on Defense and Intelligence”, he said, “I will call police on anyone, who tries to endanger my life; this country is not a country of jungle justice.”
Speaking at a news conference in Nimba County, Kabia noted that Johnson cannot boast of any development in Nimba since his election to the Senate in 2005.
But in response, the embattled political leader said he will not blow his own horn, and promised to invite the New Dawn to Nimba for a tour of projects he has undertaken in the county, including scholarships awarded to young people to pursue education.
Johnson maintained that his people love him so he will not do anything to divide them as Kabia has alleged. He told the New Dawn via mobile phone of plans underway by the NUDP local office in Nimba to expel James O. Kabia for his disrespectful behavior.