Nimba County District # 8 Representative Larry P. Younquoi has harshly descended on his kinsman former rebel leader of the INPFL and current Senator Prince Y. Johnson, for his recent statement in relation to his resignation as Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Security, Defense and Veteran Affairs.
Hon Younqui described senator resignation letter as Blanket and sugar quoted statement.
It can be recalled in May of this year, members of the Liberian Senate came under criticism for electing Senator Johnson as Chairman of the Senate Security committee.
The body was also condemned by the United States Embassy near Monrovia for the Election of of Sen. Johnson describing him as “notorious warlord”.
The U.S. Embassy accused the Nimba Senator of well-documented gross human rights violations during Liberia’s civil wars.
Weeks after intense pressure from civil society actors and other international bodies, Senator Johnson early this week tendered in his resignation.
In his letter of resignation addressed to the Plenary of the Liberian Senate, Senator Johnson stated that the visits paid to him by high profile chefs and elders of Nimba County coupled with pieces of advice from other stakeholders and executives of his political party to consider resigning his role in the Senate as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defense, Security, Intelligence and Veteran Affairs – a request he thought to honor.
Senator Johnson further explained that he resigned to focus on his re-election and the re-election of President George Manneh Weah come 2023.