Rep. Larry Younquoi Slams Prince Johnson Over Threatening Comments Against ANC Convention

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Monrovia – Nimba County District # Representative says “no one is obligated” to ask Senator Prince Johnson’s permission in order to host an activity in the county.

Representative Larry Yanquoi, in an interview with FPA Thursday, warned that Senator Johnson must be aware that the county is not for him and therefore he cannot stop any activity of a political party.

“He must be told upright that Nimba doesn’t belong to him, and he shouldn’t stop anybody from going there if he is elected over and over for his political argument, we will accept it but any attempt that he will railroad us he is getting it wrong,” he said.

According to him, “Sen. Johnson thrives on controversy and should not be given credence”.

“We are not going to give him that chance, anything he says that is uncomplimentary that borders on security we will come and debunk it.

“If he thinks he will make the government think that someone wants to do something sinister, he should be the one that is qualified for that.”

Hon. Yanquoi was reacting to recent comments by Senator Johnson.

On Wednesday, FPA reported that ahead of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) national convention in Nimba County scheduled for May 4, Sen. Johnson is requesting that the party seeks his permission before holding its convention in the county.

Speaking on a Truth FM’s nighttime show, “What’s Your View”, Sen. Johnson, who regards himself as the ‘Godfather’ of the county, 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.

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.

But Rep. Yanquoi slammed his kinsman, saying the senator has no legal standing to stop people from assembling.

He said, “I challenged him to stop the convention from taking place, we don’t have to ask for permission, he was elected, I was elected, there is no law that says that.”

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