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Senator Prince Yormie Johnson’s Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) party and the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) are in talks to strengthen collaboration.

Both parties were due in Ganta, Nimba County over the weekend for further talks that would conclude a deal.

Local leaders from both parties have been on community radio stations in Ganta, rallying citizens to receive Senator Johnson and President George Manneh Weah in the county.

However, some aggrieved MDR partisans are not applauding the ongoing courtship between the two parties for deeper collaboration.

Spokespersons Eric Johnson and Bob Dolo lament that their political leader PYJ coerced them to vote for the CDC during the 2017 elections, so that the quality of life would improve, but they have experienced no difference.

They note that prices of basic commodities have increased, compared to former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration.

They note that the price for a bag of rice price (25KG) has jumped from
1,500 to 3,000 Liberian Dollars besides transportation, lack of drugs at all government hospitals and clinics operating in the county.

During the 2017 elections, some 22 opposition political parties met in Ganta and came out with a declaration, pledging to forge a common front, but marriage did not work.

The aggrieved Nimbaians disclosed that during the administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the county had five ministerial positions in government unlike to the ruling CDC where only a son of Nimba [ Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Cllr. Cooper Kruah] is in the Weah government. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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