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.
In response to the resignation of leaders of its Margibi chapter, the Movement for Economic Empowerment has accused the former county chairman, James Tarnue, of forging the signature of some leaders who allegedly signed the resignation letter.
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 â€œpaybackâ€ to Nimbaians who he said had â€œbadmouthedâ€ 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 Margibiâ€™s fifth district representative and current House speaker, Emmanuel Nuquay, by Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai as his running mate.
Liberiaâ€™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. Â Â
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, Liberiaâ€™s Aliens and Nationality Act stipulates that Liberians who acquire an additional citizenship from another country automatically lose their Liberian citizenship.