By Reuben Sei Waylaun
Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson alias ‘PYJ” has called on Senators and Representatives of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to be truthful to the Liberian people of the current situation in the country.
The Nimba County Senator has also vowed to be robust during the 4th session of the 54th National Legislature.
“The cdcians in here should be truthful to the Liberian people,” he said.
Giving an update about his agriculture break, Senator Johnson recounted lots of hurdles and countless questions he encountered from his people.
“I was asked whether my oversight committee was really working. Yes, we have the answers right here. We appropriated the budget for our people. I was asked whether we asked for performance report from the executive before passing budget. If the legislative projects are caught off, our people will vote us out. But we are responsible colleagues. Is the budget for the Ministry of Education only for salary, good times and go to America? I hope we will be robust during this new sitting and we are not under the executive,” he said.
Speaking further, the political leader of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) said it’s about time Liberians get what belongs to them through their lawmakers’ advocacy.
Senator Johnson’s MDR heavily collaborated with the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) during the 2017 presidential elections and ensured the election of President George Weah.
The Nimba lawmaker said despite his alignment with the governing party, he will be robust during their 4th session.
“Those who had been submitting to the executive were voted out. I think our colleagues who have been vocal are doing well. I will speak even though I am collaborating with this government,” he said.
Senator Johnson added “Next time we should hold the budget until reports are given. I think we will take a new course. We are from different parties, but we not enemies.”
“Even if we eat Weah’s caffoul, we should speak the truth,” he said.