GANTA, Nimba – Rep. Jeremiah Kpan Koung of Nimba’s first electoral district has endorsed his longtime mentor, Sen. Prince Yormie Johnson, to retain the chairmanship of the Nimba County Legislative Caucus for the next six years.
The caucus is expected to soon vote on a new set of leadership that will steer the affairs of lawmakers’ activities at the county level for the coming years. The caucus is a major decision maker in the allocation and monitoring of County Social Development Funds.
Johnson had already claimed that some of his colleagues were plotting to remove him from the chairmanship. Should they succeed, he said he would “fight” them for the next six years.
Koung said those who do not want Johnson to continue on in the post are simply unhappy about the results of the recent runoff elections, which favored Johnson, who supported Pres. George Weah’s Coalition for Democratic Change.
“What I think is that, normally after election, there is tension and some of these tensions lead to bad blood where people hold things against one another,” he said. “I think these things are just anger, but Sen. Johnson remains the chair of the caucus.”
He said the other members of the caucus simply needed to negotiate with Johnson to get compromises from him.
“Sen. Johnson remains the chairman of the caucus,” Koung added. “He has my support, and I am going to support him.”
Meanwhile, the representative has assured his constituents that he would soon begin implementing his campaign promises.
Featured photo by Arrington Ballah