-While Younquoi Is A ‘Hen’; Proclaims PYJ; So, Cummings Should Show Respect
Nimba County’s Senator Prince Yormie Johnson (PYJ) has described himself as a ‘Rooster’ for Nimba County and Representative Larry Younquoi of district number eight as ‘Hen’, whose relevance is not close to him.
PYJ made the statement in a telephone interview over the weekend with this paper following comments made by Representative Larry Younquoi, that Senator Johnson does not own Nimba for ANC political leader, Alexander Cummings to seek his permission before holding his rally. ANC is expected to hold its national convention on May 3-4, 2019 in Ganta, Nimba County.
Representative Younquoi recently told a local news outlet this: “no one is obligated” to ask Senator Prince Johnson’s permission in order to host an activity in the county. Senator Johnson must be aware that the county is not for him and therefore he cannot stop any activity of a political party.”
However, Senator Johnson said, the Representative misunderstood him.
“I do not own Nimba County. Rather, it is Nimba County that owns me. I did not say Cummings needed to get permit from me. No, Nimba is not my personal property. People just hate me for nothing,” he said.
“Representative Larry Younquoi, is a ‘Hen’ and I am the rooster. He has no relevance at all. In his own home town, I supported projects there. I have huge investment in Nimba more than him. If he arrives in Nimba, it will be like a hen going to a strange place. But when I arrive, people will come to me like ants coming on sugar. So, when we are talking about something serious, people like Larry should not come near me.”
He said, Alexander Cummings is a Liberian who does not need permission to go anywhere. However, he said, he, Cummings needed to inform the local authorities there about his rally.
“That is all I said. Cummings should contact the local authorities. This is a sign of respect. Once the local authorities are aware, it shows sign of respect for the people.”
“Nimba made me today. I am the son of Nimba and I owe it to the people of that county. No matter what people say or think about me. So, anything that takes place there, I have to speak on it to ensure it is done the right way,” he added.
It can be recalled that Senator Johnson spoke on Truth FM’s nighttime show recently. He said, the ANC, being a member of an opposition political coalition must get the consent of the county authorities, including him, before taking the convention to Nimba.
In the same interview with the station, Senator Johnson said Nimba County remains a strong supporter of the George Weah-led administration and would not entertain the convergence of any group of people or political party, who has plans to protest against or unseat the President.
“Nimba County that consists of 1.2 million citizens all over Liberia, our support for President Weah is unwavering. We have a country parable that the devil we dress, we cannot undress it. We’ll continue to support this government despite these stormy days,” he said. TNR