-Rep. Larry Younquoi alarms
When Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, also leader of the disbanded Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia [a dreaded rebel group that participated in the 14 years Liberian Civil War] reportedly attires in military outfits and tours major towns in Nimba County in a campaign-style, it is cause for concern, as alarms by Representative Larry Younquoi of Nimba County electoral district#8.
Representative Younquoi, a fierce critic of Senator Johnson, told Truth Breakfast Show hosted by Truth Fm 96.1 on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 that Sen. Johnson recently dressed in full military outfits in Nimba and toured Yekepa, Gborplay, and Buutuo, among other major towns in the county that were invaded by rebels during the onset of the Liberian Civil War on December 24, 1989.
Sen. Johnson has neither denied nor confirmed the allegation by the Nimba district#8 lawmaker. Younquoi also reminds that Johnson, Field Marshall of the rebels INPFL was never demobilized after the cessation of hostilities, as leader of one of the fiercest Liberian rebel groups. “I was a member of the disarmament process”, he added.
Through the Disarmament, Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDRR) process, thousands of fighters and militias were disarmed and demobilized under supervision of the United Nations.
But Rep. Younquoi noted that PYJ was taken to out of Liberia by ECOMOG in the 90s as a mere refugee after he surrendered to the regional force.
According to him, he has embarked on a mission to demystify Sen. PYJ who continues to portray himself to the Nimba people as a deity.
Younquoi describes Sen. Johnson as unpredictable and inconsistent in his public utterances, noting that at one point he (Johnson) would criticize President George Manneh Weah for bad governance, but the next moment, lavishes praises on the President.
Recently, he disclosed that Senator Prince Johnson is the ex-warlord who killed more Nimbaians than any other warring faction leaders during the 14 years Liberian Civil War, but the people still awarded him with two 9-year terms (18 years) at the Liberian Senate, besides unsuccessfully voting twice for the presidency.