Nimba County Senator and political leader for the Movement for Reconstruction and Democracy (MDR) Prince Yormie Johnson says the current economic constraints facing the country and its citizens is the result of bad governance, including corruption by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her officials something, he notes, is hunting President George Manneh Weah and his administration.
Speaking Thursday, 5 July on Truth FM 96.1 in Paynesville outside Monrovia, he says Liberians in the opposition are blaming President Weah for the high cost of living, forgetting to know that former President Sirleaf created the mess.
“Today, some people are blaming this government for hardship and difficulties Liberians are faced with. They are thinking that Weah has failed, but they have forgotten that Ellen admitted that corruption grew from public enemy number one to vampire. The mess during her administration is today hunting our administration,” he explains.
Senator Johnson and his MDR party supported Mr. Weah and the grand Coalition for Democratic Change during the 2017 Presidential runoff election. According to him, President Weah has a good mind and political will to move the country, but massive corruption by the Unity Party-led administration left a huge deficit in the Liberian economy and the current young administration needs time to clean up the mess.
The former rebel general-turned politician is also preacher. He says the grace of God Almighty is upon President Weah, and he will succeed, adding that the development, including road network the President is lobbying for will be achieved.
He stresses that the MDR is still supportive of the Pro-poor agenda of the President’s and his political party stands already to contribute to the progress of the state.
“We supported the process that led to the victory of the CDC and President Weah and we remain supportive to the governance process. Those that are wishing for this administration to fail will be made shame in Jesus name,” he concludes.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor