GANTA, Nimba – The former founder and standard bearer of the National Union for Democratic Progress have vowed to remove several Nimba Lawmakers from their posts in the 2017 elections.
Johnson, who was elected for a second term in 2014 as senator for Nimba County, said he is going to put up formidable candidates against those politicians who he said have forgotten that his influence and the NUDP led to their election.
He made the comment in an interview with Allen Kollie of Radio Kergheamahn at his Ganta residence.
“First, they didn’t believe that we were going to have a party,” Johnson said. “Now that we have a party, we have decided to put candidates on all of them.”
“This should put no fear to them,” he continued. “If they say they are doing developments in their districts and have the people with them, and they are doing well, they will defeat any candidate.”
Johnson boasted that he had the most candidates run against him during the special senatorial election held in 2014 and still emerged victorious. He challenged the unspecified lawmakers to prove that they still possess the will and pleasure of the people.
“So, let them follow the democratic procedure,” he said. “Democracy has to do with competition. We are feeding candidates on all of them.”
In the past, the Nimba senator has successfully campaigned for relatively obscure individuals in races across the county, including for fellow Senator Thomas Grupee.
Senator Prince Y. Johnson, who was suspended from the NUDP in 2014. Earlier in 2016, he announced the formation of a new political party, the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction.
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