A peace talk planned by the Buuyao Peace Initiative Committee to foster reconciliation between Nimba’s Sen. Prince Y. Johnson and Rep. Samuel Kogar of Nimba’s fifth district has suffered a setback after Johnson said he did not receive a formal invitation.
The National Elections Commission has declared the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction Candidate as the winner of the October 10 representative election held in Nimba’s fourth electoral district, after reports were submitted from the re-examination process conducted on March 3, in Sanniquellie.
After initially pushing for the nomination of D. Dorr Cooper as superintendent of Nimba, Sen. Prince Johnson has vowed to no longer support Cooper for the post.
Sen. Thomas Grupee of Nimba has called the move divide Nimba along tribal lines counterproductive to the unity and developmental goals of the county
Amid calls to divide Nimba into two counties, Nimba’s Sen. Prince Johnson is emphasizing the need for a united Nimba.
After the Supreme Court ruled on December 7 to allow the National Elections Commission to proceed with a runoff election, Nimba’s Sen. Prince Johnson has weighed in, saying that the decision was expected, given the country’s lack of funds to proceed with a re-run.
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.”
Over the weekend, the current Nimba superintendent, D. Dorr Cooper announced that he would soon officially endorse the presidential candidate of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change, George Weah.