“If you put old wine in a new bottle, it will burst,” said Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson in his remarks on July 23, during the dedicatory ceremony of the medical center built by Representative Jeremiah Koung in Ganta.
Senator Johnson, who was specific in his approach, urged the citizens of Nimba to “shine their eyes” and vote for someone who has a passion for Liberia.
He said there are many who are coming to contest the 2017 general elections, but may not have the passion for the country, therefore it is time that the citizens make a sound decision by “shining their eyes” to elect the right person.
Senator Johnson further noted that peace is the path to development and without peace there would be no development.
“The good developments we are carrying on are because of the peace we are enjoying today,” he added.
The dedicatory program held in Ganta was attended by government officials, including Vice Present Joseph N Boakai, Speaker Alex Tyler, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, Minister of Internal Affairs, Minister of Education as well as officials from Nimba County and beyond.
Senator Johnson, who was very candid in his remarks, said Liberia has been exploited for over a century, with several mines in Liberia depleted, including Bomi Hill, Mano River Mountain, Bong Mines, to name a few.
He did not squarely name any former leader for being responsible for Liberia’s exploitation, but admonished the citizens to “shine their eyes.”
Nimba County remains one of the battlegrounds for those who will be seeking for the nation’s highest position, the presidency.
Nearly all those bidding for the presidency, including VP Boakai, Cllr. Brumskine, Dr. Mills Jones, Mr. Alex Cummings, among others, are fighting very hard to win the minds of the citizens by frequently visiting the voter rich county and making donations to institutions as well as to some opinion leaders.