A 38-year-old commercial driver threatens to drag Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson before the magisterial court in Ganta City for alleged prolonged indebtedness from the 2011 campaign trail. But the senator says he provided money for the gentleman in question.
Senator Johnson, a former warlord and two times ex-presidential candidate, is leader of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) party, which supported President George MannehWeah’s election during the 2017 runoff presidential poll.
Speaking to reporters at his residence in Ganta City, NimbaPrinceDialeh discloses that during the 2011 election, Senator PYJ chartered him to transport members of a
culture troupe, including a musical set on a tour of all17 administrative districts in the county, but since then the senator has failed to pay the fare charged, including payment for the musical set that he (PYJ) rented.
According to Prince, he entered into an agreement with Senator PYJ for US$400 (Four Hundred United States Dollars) to accompany him on the tour with the troupe and musical set.
He narrates while they were touring the 17administrative districts, fire gotten both his car and the set, but the senator allegedly promised to take full responsibility by underwriting the cost for items that were damaged.
He calls on PYJ to fulfill his obligation from the 2011 election campaign trail.
When contacted, Senator PYJ confirms the pending lawsuit and admits that he did contract Prince Dialeh in 2011 but discloses that he provided the full sum of US$400 to be given to the complainant. PYJ however, did not say to whom he gave the amount.
Meanwhile, report says both parties are expected to appearin court on Monday, March 23.
By Thomas Domah/Nimba –Editing by Jonathan Browne