Supreme Court Clears Sherman, Saytumah…Senate Goes To The Poll Today

Two senators who had complained before the Supreme Court of Liberia following the recent Senatorial mid-term election have been cleared by the court.

Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court cleared Grand Cape Mount County Senator elect Cllr. Varney G. Sherman and Bomi County Senator elect Morris Saytumah due to complaints filed against them by Mr. FodayKroma and LahaiLassana of the National Patroitic Party (NPP) respectively.

However last Tuesday, the higher court cleared the two senators elect and asked the National Elections Commission (NEC) to certificate them.

The Supreme Court also requested the Liberian Senate to give the two Senators elect the due courtesy as they have been duly elected in accordance with democratic norms.

In a related development, the Liberian Senate is expected to elect its President Pro-tempore to steer the affairs of the body today with three contesting Senators.

Gbarpolu County’s Senator, ArmahJallah; Margibi’s County Oscar Cooper and Sinoe County’s Joseph Nagbe are vowing for the post that many believe would be settled today despite a petition to the Supreme Court to halt the process as filed by some Liberians.

Some Liberians filed the petition on ground that the election of a Senate Pro-tempore is a constitutional matter which requires that the process be conducted once every six years.

However, there has been intense lobbying and campaign within the ranks and file of the Liberian senate to elect a new Senate Pro-tempore who will succeed defeated Grand Bassa County Senator, Gbarzonger Findley.

Political pundits have already speculated that the seat might likely go to Sinoe County Senator Cllr. Joseph Nagbe who many believe is the choice of the Executive while others think that any of the other two might win the post.