Sinoe County Senator, Cllr. Joseph N. Nagbe, who it is widely reported may contest the post of pro-temp, has rubbished media report that he may withdraw from the race owing to poor-health. The senator said he is giving serious consideration to the race for the position.
Recently it was reported in some quarters of the Liberian media that the senator who is among two others dyeing the position, may not contest because of poor health. They cited his conspicuous absence from the President’s annual message at the Capitol Building for poor health. The other two are Margibi County Senator Oscar Cooper and Gbarpolu Senator ArmahJallah.
In an interview with this paper yesterday, Senator Nagbe observed that since it was widely reported that he and two others may contest the position, there have been all kinds of negative publications against him. He said he even heard that people said he was suffering from stroke, and may not readily return to work.
On his absence, he admitted that he could not have attended the occasion because of cold and cough, as he was also advised by doctors to rest.
He said as part of the leadership of the Senate, they usually sit in the front seats and are in the front view of the camera, as such, it would had been unpleasant with the cold and cough to be at the occasion in such condition.
But the senator who worked in the Capitol Building before becoming senator, pointed out that this does not mean that he is not fit for the job, pointing out that what happened to him could have happened to any of his colleagues and should not be used negatively.
He said as a lawyer, he cannot say anything about his intention or declare his intention publicly because there are rules and procedures to follow. However, he reiterated his earlier comment that he is giving serious consideration to the race.
The senator who attended Sunday’s worship service at his church, the Trinity United Methodist Church in New Kru Town, made special remarks during the service and reechoed reasons for not attending the President’s message that others want to use to destroy him.
He then called on the church to continue to pray for him, stating in simple sense that ,”whoever God says will win, will win,” as no amount of propaganda can succeed in this.
He promised to inform the church at the appropriate time, regarding the issue of pro-temp’s election in the Liberian Senate
He said he appreciates those who showed concern during his illness, but frowned on those who want to use this for selfish reasons.