Liberia: Sen. Prince Johnson To Gather 500 Men To Protect His Church Next Sunday

Senator Prince Johnson of Nimba County.

Nimba County Senator, Prince Y. Johnson has announced that he will gather about 500 men including Ex-combatants to protect the premises of his church( Christ Chapel of Faith) next Sunday, as he gets prepared to respond to Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor and others.

Recently Vice President Taylor in response to a petition from a group calling itself the "Majority Staffers" of the Legislature, noted that the "Rescue Mission" selection of Senator Jeremiah Koung is indirectly making Senator Prince Y. Johnson President of Liberia if anything goes wrong with former Vice President Joseph N. Boakai if elected President of Liberia.

Many had anticipated that Sen.Johnson would make a response from his pulpit Sunday, May 21, 2023, at his church in Paynesville but was abruptly cut off when a group of people from the National Patriotic Party (NPP), stormed the grounds of his church minutes ahead of his sermon.

The group chanted “war crime court” and termed the former warlord now religious leader as a murderer due to his involvement in the librarian civil crisis and the public execution of former President Samuel Doe.

Senator Johnson in brief remarks with the media said he will officially communicate with the US Embassy and other international groups complaining that President, George Weah, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, Monrovia City Major Jefferson Koijee, and others are instigating violence across Liberia as the political election is nearer.

Said Mr. Johnson “ Power is not good for southeastern people. Mr. Weah don't put this country in trouble, we don't want trouble, we love you but we don't love your system of governance.”

Since the official endorsement of the Unity Party Standard bearer Joseph Boakai and the subsequent nomination of Jeremiah Koung of the MDR of Senator Prince Johnson, the ruling party and the opposition members and stakeholders have been throwing jabs at each other.