Liberia’s Sen Johnson Hinges Peace on Credible Poll Results
As partial results from Liberia’s October 10 elections continue to trickle in, Senator Prince Johnson, who is running for his third nine-year term, says peace in Liberia rests on the management of the election results. Johnson backed George Weah in the 2017 elections, but this year he is supporting former Vice President Joseph Boakai, presidential candidate for main opposition Unity Party. Johnson called VOA over the weekend to say he is distressed by an election-related incident that he said took place in the northwestern Nimba County capital of Sanniquellie. Johnson tells VOA’s James Butty, this is where – what he calls – “thugs’ from the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) came to disrupt the vote-counting process.