Report reaching KMTV says, Senator Prince Johnson has resigned from the committee on National Security , Defense, Intelligence and Veteran Affairs.
Recently the Liberian Senate was condemned for electing Senator Johnson to such position by the US government through its embassy near Monrovia .
The embassy wrote: “The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the election yesterday of notorious warlord Prince Y. Johnson as Chair of the Liberian Senate Committee on Defense and Intelligence. Senator Johnson’s gross human rights violations during Liberia’s civil wars are well-documented; his continued efforts to protect himself from accountability, enrich his own coffers and sow division are also well known.
That the Liberian Senate would see fit to elevate him to a leadership role – particularly in the area in which he has done this country the most harm – creates doubts as to the seriousness of the Senate as a steward of Liberia’s defense and security.”
Meanwhile, one of the campaigner for Senator Johnson resignation Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon, upon hearing the information post to social media celebrating the decision of Mr. Johnson who he did not endorse to such position .
Dillon wrote , “Sen. Prince Johnson’s pressured resignation from the Senate Leadership position on Defense, Security, Intelligence and Veterans Affairs is a step toward accountability and impunity. This is victory toward popular calls for establishment of a War and Economic Crimes Court for Liberia.”
KMTV has not been able to confirmed if the Senator resigned under pressured .
Details are emerging ….