By Reuben Sei Waylaun
Controversial Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson has vowed to be robust during the 4th session of the 54th National Legislature.
Speaking during the Liberian Senate’s regular session on Thursday January 14, 2021, 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 new sitting.
“I hope we will be robust during this new sitting and we are not under the executive. 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. The Cdicians in here should be truthful.”
“Even if we eat Weah’s cafford, we should speak the truth,” he said.