The political Leader of the All Liberia Party (ALP) Honorable Benoni Urey has blasted reports circulating in some quarters in the country that Senator Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County is a warlord and as such will not make a good leader upon his ascendancy.
According to the ALP political leader there are several other warlords in the country who participated in the 14 years civil crisis and did more evil than Senator Johnson, yet their names cannot be captured in these reports. “Senator Johnson is not the only warlord in the country. President Sirleaf is a warlord, Vice President Boakai is a warlord, and former President Taylor is also a warlord. Why these people names cannot be mention in these report only PYJ? This man is a changed and God-fearing man now,” Urey noted. He made the statement over the weekend in Congo Town at the joint declaration ceremony of the All Liberian Party (ALP), the Liberian National Union (LINU) and the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) in Liberia. Also speaking, Senator Johnson defended his activities during the 14 years civil crisis as a fight back for his people when, according to him, they were killed by forces loyal to the late President Samuel Doe. “I am a redeemer. I fought for my people when they were being killed. I stood beside them and protected them. But now I am not treated fairly. All the positive things that I did for Liberia, no report has every captured them, only my bad name,” he added. PYJ as Senator Prince Johnson is commonly called, pointed out that during the TRC hearing exercise some warlords who participated in the civil crisis went and lied that they did not kill; but those who admitted committing atrocities are the ones that Liberians are bad mouthing. Prince Yormie Johnson is a Liberian politician and the current senior Senator from Nimba County. A former rebel leader, Johnson played a prominent role in the first Liberian Civil War, in particular capturing, torturing, mutilating and executing President Samuel Doe, who overthrew and murdered the previous President, William R. Tolbert Jr.