“PYJ’s Father Origin unknown”

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-Rep. Younquoi Descends On Sen. Prince Yormie Johnson

By Reuben Sei Waylaun

Nimba County electoral district eight Representative Larry P. Younquoi says Senator Prince Y. Johnson’s father origin is unknown and he has no standing to call others alien.

Representative Younquoi and Hon. Johnson hail from the same county.  His reaction was based on an earlier statement made on OK FM show by the senator against Taa Wongbe, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) senatorial aspirant for Nimba County.

The Nimba district eight Representative revealed that Senator Johnson father’s origin is unknown and he’s calling Taa Wongbe alien.

According to Representative Younquoi, Senator Johnson’s mother is from Gormaplay in Buuyao, Nimba electoral district five and the origin of his father is unknown.

“Where his father from in this country? We don’t know Senator Johnson father’s home and you calling somebody whose father was a Director General of the Civil Service Agency and born in the place as alien? Senator Johnson was faint-hearted on that issue,” he said.

Responding to Rep. Younquoi, Deputy Commerce Minister for Administration, Wilfred Bangura who is also an executive member of Senator Johnson’s Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction party said Representative Younquoi went overboard by attacking the authority, origin of Senator Johnson.

He said the lawmaker was too emotional adding “the way he proceeded was completely out of order.”

Sentaor Johnson Not Liberator, But Killer

Representative Younquoi also said Senator Johnson shouldn’t be celebrated as the liberator of Nimbaians.

Representative Younquoi said Senator Johnson has been living on past glory because nobody has engaged him to tell him the truth as done by him [Younquoi].

“He talks about defending Nimba, the people that himself killed along the way including those that he left in the house and blasted in Bong Mines. Nimbaians that have gone to beg him to reconcile the county. Only the ones that were killed by government forces you considered Nimbaians?” he said.

The Nimba District eight lawmaker revealed that families of people killed by Senator Johnson are willing to testify.

“So, he should stop saying he protected Nimba, we know people who protected Nimba,” he added.

He lamented that Senator Johnson continues to remind Liberians of the war years despite people trying to move on with their lives.

“Let him desist from doing that, he will be my best friend, but as long as he continues to open his mouth to insult me, I will continue to challenge him. Senator Johnson has divided Nimba politically,” he added.

Senator Prince Yormie Johnson has repeatedly bragged of liberating Nimbaians during the brutal Liberian civil war that claimed several thousand lives and properties worth thousands of dollars destroyed.

The former rebel leader of the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL) is on record of capturing and killing President Samuel Kanyon Doe in September 1990.

Senator Johnson has maintained that he took arms in defense of his kinsmen who he said were suppressed and oppressed by the Samuel Doe’s regime and were heading for extermination.

According to him, despite his sacrifice, some Nimbaians including Representative Larry Younquoi are not appreciative, but are calling for the establishment of war and economic crimes court to prosecute him.

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Alphonso Toweh Alphonso has  been in the profession for over twenty years. He has worked for many international media outlets including: West Africa Magazine, Africa Week Magazine, African Observer and did occasional reporting for CNN, BBC World Service, Sunday Times, NPR, Radio Deutchewells, Radio Netherlands. He is the current correspondent for Reuters. Mr. Toweh holds first MA with honors in International Relations and a candidate for second master in International Peace studies and Conflict Resolution.
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