President George Manneh Weah’s most influential political bedfellow here, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, threatens to part company with the President, if Mr. Weah doesn’t get his priorities right.
Mounting the pulpit here Sunday, 4 August at his own church in Paynesville outside Monrovia, Senator PYJ publicly expressed that he would be constrained to go to Nigeria for spiritual advice from the Nigerian prelate, Prophet Temitope Balogun (TB) Joshua of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations or SOCAN.
He took George Weah to meet Prophet TB Joshua during campaign for the 2017 presidential election and the Nigerian prelate prophesied that the former international soccer star would have become the next President of Liberia, which came to fulfillment.
The leader of the disbanded rebels INPFL and founder of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) political party describes Prophet TB Joshua as his spiritual father, who he looks up to for spiritual advice and wise counseling.
He took the MDR to Mr. Weah’s Coalition for Democratic Change during the runoff presidential election. The marriage of convenience led the two to Senator Johnson’s native Nimba County, Liberia’s second most populated political subdivision and campaigned for Weah to win the presidency.
Speaking further, he notes that President Weah should realize he is now the President of Liberia, and cannot just continue to be with the same crowd of people he used to be with prior to assuming the presidency, saying, “Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.”
Expressing his frustrations rather rhetorically, he says if people used to drink (alcoholic beverages) before, “It is time to leave it and
present our bodies holy and live a holy life”, and cautions, “not every woman
is free from being demon possessed.”
He says it is time the President concentrates on the important matters of State and stop wasting precious time watching matches by the English and Spanish clubs Chelsea and Barcelona.
Sen. PYJ, known for making controversial public utterances, reminds that criticisms by opposition leader Benoni Urey, talk show host Henry Costa and Montserrado County District#10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah, among others shouldn’t be brushed aside or dismissed, as they clearly indicate things are not right in Liberia.
His comments here come at a time public ratings of President George M. Weah and his governing Coalition for Democratic Change dwindled seriously, causing the ruling party to lose the just-ended senatorial by-election held in Montserrado County, the main stronghold of the CDC.
PYJ then points that Weah is now President, but his regime from the very start is characterized by protests and troubles, so Weah should ask himself why. By Bridgett Milton–Editing by Jonathan Browne