Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson has vowed to support the Weah led-government for its second term bid in 2023. “Look I will support the CDC particularly, President Weah because of the progress his government is making across this country,” he vowed.
Senator Johnson spoke over the weekend via mobile in a live interview on OK Fm in Monrovia where he openly declared his support for the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change.
PYJ, two times king maker, campaigned for now President George Weah in his native Nimba County during the 2017 runoff presidential election.
He noted that President Weah isn’t a politician, but rather a football icon that is trying his best to develop Liberia, making reference to various feeder roads across the country. Look at the development that he’s undertaking across the 15h political sub-divisions of this country, he added.
He said at times his criticism against Mr. Weah is meant to encourage him to muster courage and do the right thing, saying Look, at times I can deal with him for him to wake up and do the right thing for the growth of the country.”
He said President Weah is passionate about developing Liberia, and specifically pointed the Zwedru-Ganta road, and subsequent roads projects across the country, which he said are sufficient reasons to support his bid for a second term.
The Nimba County Senator made the same remarks during President Weah’s visit to Nimba County. Speaking in the densely populated city of Karnplay, Gbeh-la-Geh Statutory District, Senator Johnson, who boasted of still being the “godfather” of the body politics of Nimba, promised to support the Liberian leader up to 2023.
“We will promote you. I am the leader of all the Nimba people and I will not promise and betray you,” he said and added, “I can promise you that by 2023 the crowd will be greater. We will stand by the devil we know. Our support for you is unflinching and you will win this great county. Say I Prince Johnson says so.”
The declaration of support by Senator Johnson is a clear indication that he wouldn’t contest for the presidency in 2023 unlike 2011 and 2017, when he finished third and fourth place respectively. Editing by Jonathan Browne