Speaking in the densely populated city of Karnplay in the Gbeh-la-Geh Statutory District of Nimba County, Senator Johnson, who boasted of still being the "godfather" of the body politics of the county, promised to support the Liberian leader up to 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections. "We will promote you. I am the leader of all the Nimba people and I will not promise and betray you," stated the Nimba County Senator. "I can promise you that by 2023 the crowd will be greater. We will stand by the devil we know. Our support for you is unflinching and you will win this great county. Say I Prince Johnson says so," he said.
The declaration of support by Senator Johnson is a clear indication that he wouldn't contest the presidency in 2023 as he did in 2011 and 2017, when he finished third and fourth place respectively. Like Sen. Johnson, the statutory district Superintendent of Gbeh-la-Geh District Samuel Yealu, vowed the district's support for President Weah owing to his overwhelming development initiatives. "This is not any surprise to us. You came here in 2005 and donated some cash for renovation of our hospital here. We also want to thank your interest in road development and agriculture. Among those roads are the Saykenpa-Logartuo Road and the Karnplay,” he added.
In remarks, the Representative of Nimba County Electoral District #3, Joseph Somwarbi, also lauded the Liberian leader for his developmental initiatives, especially across Nimba County. He then called on the President to assist the district in construction of a modern city hall at its headquarters in Karnplay. In response, President Weah urged Nimbaians and Liberians over to play their part in the development agenda by always maintaining peace as vowed his government’s commitment to do more. “We spoke to you about agriculture, road, free education and our agenda is being implemented.
I should be thanking you for the confidence reposed in me. We want to continue in our development as we are at a mid-point of our tenure; we have just three more years. “We will make sure we continue our work for the next three years. We hace heard their request and will do so. You can always count on me. You have counted on me before and you can do it again. You need you join me in the development by just helping to maintain the peace because our development hinges on peace,” he, among other things, added.