Defense Minister Prince C. Johnson Resigns

Retired Major General Prince C Johnson

President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai Sr., has received and accepted a letter of resignation from the recently confirmed Minister of National Defense, Mr. Prince C. Johnson.

In his letter, the Minister of National Defense outlined his reasons for his action noting that due to the current political and civil disturbances occasioned by the protest of women believed to be wives of service men, he has made the decision to resign and preserve the peace and security of the State.

The President expressed gratitude to Minister Johnson for his invaluable service to the country and described him as a patriot.        

The President will address the nation this evening.