Liberia: Veteran Civil Society Activist Writes Vice Pres & Senate to Halt Pro Tempore Election, Woes it Unconstitutional or ELSE
“With the submission of this letter to the Liberian Senate, I will be proceeding to the Supreme Court to file a Writ of Prohibition on the Liberian Senate to prevent the honorable House from conducting any election for the Pro Tempore position at the Liberian Senate until a final determination is made by the court on the fate of the Pro Tempore position in terms of the way forward”.
“Football icon George Weah is elected Senator in a very low turnout special election in Liberia today. Preliminary result of the election coming out of Montserrado County shows a voting pattern- George Weah is receiving huge percentage of the votes including rural Montserrado County.
The New Dispensation is declaring the Montserrado County Senatorial election for George Weah based on the voting pattern.”
“Our total disagreement and concern is with the overreach of this bill which in effect disenfranchises these individuals from exercising their political choice. It would seem by doing so would be penalizing them for having rendered invaluable services to the country. We are all aware of the role played by the bank in the negotiations and the arduous work done by it toward meeting the benchmarks that were required by the IMF and World Bank for external debt relief. We are also aware of the bank’s continuing astute management over the financial system of Liberia in adopting sound policies for the growth and expansion of the economy. We are cognizant of the low savings rate and depth of non-performing loans which have been some of the major challenges facing the banking system. The bank’s role in channeling loanable funds to underserved segments of the population should be embraced and further harnessed”.
Liberia: Showdown in Senate Race, Another Soccer Icon, James “Salinsa” Debbah Cast Lot.
“Speaking to The NewDawn via mobile phone on Sunday, Debbah disclosed that he’s strongly considering the option of testing his popularity with the Liberian people, who for more than a decade like Weah brought them joy from the field of play.
According to him, no final decision yet, but he was currently holding series of consultations with major political parties, including the ruling Unity Party and the Liberty Party, which he supported separately in two national elections”.
Liberia: Young Senatorial Candidate, Benjamin Sanvee Gets Big Endorsement from Liberty Party Leader, Cllr. Charles Brumskine
Liberia: Young Senatorial Candidate, Benjamin Sanvee Gets Big Endorsement from Liberty Party Leader, Cllr. Charles Brumskine.
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Liberia: The Die is Cast, Mayor Mary Broh to Enter Montserrado 2014 Senate Race.
“Barely a week after football icon and Peace Ambassador, George Weah, leader of Liberia’s leading opposition party announced in the United States last weekend at his party’s United States chapter leadership conference that he will run for Senate for Montserrado County, Mayor Mary Broh, City Mayor of Monrovia, Liberia’s capitol is to shortly her intention also to run for Montserrado County Senate in 2014″.
From the Presidency to Senate: George Weah Ends Speculations, Throws in Hat for 2014 Senatorial Race
“He is a football icon, George Weah, FIFA former “World Best” who turned politician by coincidence as his country got caught up in a long civil war and fragmented necessitating the hope for a leader who would bring the country into one fold the various cleavages which permeated his country.
The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who mesmerized his countrymen on the soccer pitch even during the peak of the country civil war came to relevance in his country politics even though he was a neophyte coming from the soccer pitch and brushed off the sweat from the playing pitch and hurriedly hung up his football boots and trading his jersey for coat suits and ties and haphazardly catapulted unto the political stage hoping in desperation that he could hold his country together knowing that soccer is a unifying force in the country and if he could win the 2005 Presidential elections after 14 years of war, Liberia could re-gain its stability”.