Amid speculations that Sen. Prince Johnson may choose to endorse the Coalition for Democratic Change in the second round of the presidential elections, Nimba’s other senator, Thomas Grupee, has said such endorsement is “not possible.”
The incumbent lawmaker of Nimba’s first electoral district, Rep. Jeremiah Kpan Koung, has sent out a clear signal to opposition candidates running for the district’s seat with a rally that was attended by a large crowd.
Nimba’s Sen. Prince Johnson and former rebel leader of the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia has stated that he has no regrets over his role in the 14-year civil crisis.
The Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction is calling on citizens of Nimba to pledge their support for its standard bearer, Prince Y. Johnson, in light of Vice President Joseph Boakai selecting a running mate from a different county.
Progressive provisional candidate listing released by the National Elections Commission indicates that the number of female candidates so far cleared to contest in the October 10 elections is very low.
As mixed views continue to rage among citizens of Nimba over the selection of House Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay of Margibi by Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai to serve as his running mate, Sen. Prince Y. Johnson has said it is a “payback” to Nimbaians who he said had “badmouthed” their own leaders.
This Open Letter is written to you on behalf of The Liberia Heals Initiative, to inform you of its intention to host a much needed “Palaver Hut Discussion” with the presence of all presidential candidates registered with the National Elections Commission in anticipation of the upcoming October 10, 2017 elections.
The Institute for Research and Democratic Development has released its Legislative Report Card for 2016, once again grading Nimba Senator Prince Yormie Johnson poorly.