The lower House on Tuesday wrote the Senate complaining the Bomi lawmaker of describing them as "KGB Boys" and demanded an apology from him.
The Plenary of the Senate later forwarded the letter to Senator Johnson to make a prompt response to the claims. In a letter to Plenary which was read during Thursday’s sitting, the Bomi County Junior Senator described the accusation coming from the House as baseless and one that has no iota of truth.
"At no time have I ever referred to the Honorable House of Representatives as "KGB-Boys" in the electronic media as is claimed," the letter noted, calling on his accusers to provide proof of same.
Speaking to the In Profile Daily further on the matter, Senator Johnson said that as a former member of the Lower House, he has great respect for that august body and would never bring it to any manner of disrepute, but said he sees no need for an apology to the Lower House.
When asked if he knew the meaning of "KGB" Senator Johnson noted that he knows nothing about such, and called on the House to carefully figure out the right person who described them as such.
It can be recalled that prior to the Senate decision to recall its committee from the joint committee of both Houses that was mandated to review the oil contracts, the Bomi County lawmaker told reporters that there were individuals in the legislative circle that were fronting for the revision of oil agreements previously signed, threatening to expose them if they fail to back off.
He has however maintained his stance and condemned the recent decision taken by the House of Representatives, to call on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to re-negotiate the ten production sharing contracts previously signed by her government.