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Campaign promise chokes PYJ

Nimba County senior senator, Prince Yormie Johnson, seems to be having trouble with some of his kinsmen, who voted him for the second time into the Liberia Senate.

Scores of aggrieved citizens, who spoke to The NewDawn in the county, have expressed disappointment in the Senator, noting that he gave them false promise during campaign last year to embark on a 36-classroom school building project.

The angry Nimbaians pointed out that during the Presidential and General Elections in 2011, Senator Johnson promised to have constructed a modern school building for children in Nimba, but since then he has failed to act accordingly.

“My brother, we were fooled by the so-called god father of Nimba County, because he was seeking for his re-election, he told us that he will build school for our kids in the city of Ganta, which encouraged us to have voted him for the second time”, they lamented. 

 One of the aggrieved citizens, Emmanuel Dahn, said the behavior by the Senator is unbecoming as a leader.

Several youths, who spoke to our Nimba correspondent, threatened to engage Senator Johnson if he failed to live up to his many promises to them during the 2011 elections.

They threatened to boycott a planned meeting with the Senator in the county on April 4, 2015 about his new party, the proposed Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction or MDR.

According to the youths, the Senator has all of his properties in Monrovia with none in Nimba County where he hails from.

They said no Nimba citizen can boast of any development undertaken by PYJ in the county.

When contracted, the spokesperson for   Senator Johnson, Wilfred Bangura, said his boss did not promise the people of Nimba a school project.

Bangura however said, Senator Johnson is expected to break grounds shortly for the construction of a vocational school in the county.


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