With over 23 of the 34 chairpersons of committees at the House of Representatives named so far, no lawmaker from Margibi has been appointed to chair a committee.
The office of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reacted to the Unity Party’s expulsion of the president, calling the act illegal.
Maryland’s Representative Bhofal Chambers has been elected speaker of the House of Representatives.
The House of Representative officially closed for the second time on Thursday, without acting upon proposed legislations from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Preliminary results from the runoff election in Margibi put the Coalition for Democratic Change of Senator George Weah in a comfortable lead.
With the first round of elections over across the country, the ruling Unity Party, which finished second behind the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change, is worried about the results thus far.
Election results released by the National Elections Commission puts the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change of Sen. George Weah ahead of Unity Party, marking the first general election loss for the ruling party in Margibi since 1997.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former standard-bearer of the governing Unity Party, says she will not be able to attend the party campaign launch slated for Saturday, September 16, due to other engagements.