President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has wished Nimba County Senator and leader of the National Union for Democratic Progress (NUDP) a speedy recovery from his illness, as the political season gets in progress.
Presidential press secretary Cyrus Badio said president Sirleaf hopes to see the senator back on his feet so as to do what the Liberian people elected him to do.
According to Badio, the President is deeply concern about the health of Senator Johnson because he is a Liberian and she is the president for every Liberian including the Senator. Badio said in no way the president was happy for Senator Johnson’s illness.
President Sirleaf’s get well wishes come days after Sen. Johnson told this paper via telephone that it was true he fell off, but insisted that he did not suffer any brief stroke.
“I forgot to take my tablets after a long walked in all the villages and towns in Nimba County,” Johnson who had just completed a tour of his native county said, stating the reason why he fell of in his bath room.
Family source told this paper on Tuesday Sen. Johnson suffered stroke while in his bath room. “He right away fell to the ground unbelievably and he was immediately rushed to the Kingdom Care Clinic in Paynesville City”, the source said.
The clinic mentioned by the source is owned and operated by the wife of Bishop Nathaniel Zarway, of the Greater Refuge Temple Church Ministries.
The source said it was Senator Johnson’s wife who ran with tears that her husband was dying in the bath room. “As we speak the senator cannot speak, he cannot move his body.”He told the New Dawn.
“Actually he was struck by a strong pressure, but we were lucky to take him to hospital on time. He was treated and everything went well.
“He is not paralyzed. He is home. You know the Senator could not rest enough when we were in Nimba. I think this is why he had this problem, but it is not something to worry about.” Emmanuel Lomax, Chairman of the NUDP said.