Liberia: MDR Claims Govt Wants to Assassinate Its Standard Bearer Prince Y. Johnson


MONROVIA – Senator Prince Johnson’s political party, Movement for Democratic Reconstruction (MDR) has signaled that there are plans by the CDC-led government to assassinate Sen. Johnson.

The MDR made the disclosure during a press conference held Thursday evening.

Alieo Wollo, the vice chairman for recruitment and mobilization, said they had received the tipoff from a highly-placed security source.

Wollo: “Ladies and gentlemen of the press, we called you here today to inform you that there are plans by the George Weah government to assassinate our founder and vision bear, Senator Prince Johnson. We received this intelligence from a high-placed source.

“Liberia is enjoying democracy and peace and does not want anything that will disturb this peace and democracy we all enjoy.”

This allegation against the government comes hours after Sen. Johnson revamped his attacks on the Weah administration and challenged the President to publish the turnover note given him by his predecessor, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Sen. Johnson said: “One hundred and fifty million United States Dollars was in the turnover notes given to President George Weah by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Let me be called a liar by the publication of that turnover notes. The legislature passed the Freedom of Information law to make such information public. I am asking the legislature to join me in requesting President Weah to publish the turnover notes that contain US$ $150 million cash in the reserve and other assets.”

In an interview with Legislative reporters at his Capitol Building office, the Nimba County Senator said, he advised President Weah to audit the Unity Party Government but he failed to do because of some personal reasons.

Sen. Johnson was a key player to ensuring Pres. Weah’s victory in the 2017 elections after he pledged his support to Weah and helped him obtain over 70 percent of the votes from Nimba County in the runoff election.

Nimba County has the second largest voting population next to Montserrado which was traditionally known to be the stronghold of the CDC. However, the CDC lost its stronghold in 2020 and 2021 senatorial by-elections.

Sen. Johnson has announced the withdrawal of support from Pres. Weah and the CDC, citing Pres. Weah’s failure to give his kinsmen and women prominent positions in the government.