As mixed views continue to rage among citizens of Nimba over the selection of House Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay of Margibi by Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai to serve as his running mate, Sen. Prince Y. Johnson has said it is a “payback” to Nimbaians who he said had “badmouthed” their own leaders.
Vice President and Unity Party standard bearer Joseph Boakai is in Margibi for a two-day visit. While in the county, the Unity Party Standard bearer will be endorsed by a cross section of Margibians on Friday in Kakata.
Citizens of Margibi were shocked by the news of the selection of Margibi’s fifth district representative and current House speaker, Emmanuel Nuquay, by Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai as his running mate.
Liberia’s second largest city was the center of politics this past weekend as Unity Party and the All Liberian Party competed for attention with opposing events.
The House of Representatives has received the proposed draft budget for the 2017/2018 fiscal period, as required by laws.
While the constitution appears silent on the issue, Liberia’s Aliens and Nationality Act stipulates that Liberians who acquire an additional citizenship from another country automatically lose their Liberian citizenship.
Just a few months after calling for Liberians to maintain all 73 representatives in electoral districts across the country, House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay has flipped his position.
The Office of the Election Magistrate in Margibi has confirmed that about 154,000 residents of the county have registered to vote in the upcoming representative and presidential elections in October.