The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has summoned the embattled Monrovia Acting Mayor, Madam Mary T. Broh, in connection with an incident involving her (Madam Broh) and an employee of the Liberian Senate, Madam Nancy Gaye recently in Monrovia. Early this week, Madam Gay, who is the Special Assistant to Maryland County Senator John Ballout, wrote a formal communication to the Liberian Senate, seeking its intercession over the incident in which she was slapped by Madam Broh, who is generally referred to as "General" Broh.
"General" Broh is quoted by the Daily Observer Newspaper as admitting to slapping Madam Gaye. But she was quick to point out that she slapped the Senate employee because she(Senate employee) allegedly provoked her during street clearing exercises in Monrovia.
"She insulted me and I had to teach her a lesson as a mother," Madam Broh is further quoted by the Daily Observer in a telephone interview on Monday, May 28, 2012.
Although the Senate did not receive Madam Gaye's letter due to procedural error, some members of the Liberian Senate said it was important to look into the complaint of the Senate's employee owing to its gravity.
The Plenary, which is the highest decision making body of the Liberian Senate, requests "General" Broh to appear before it on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Capitol Building-the seat of the Legislature.
The Plenary reached the decision on Thursday, May 31, 2012.
The august body wants the embattled Monrovia acting mayor to provide legal justifications for her action against Madam Gaye as well as her continued "rebel behavior" against some residents of the city.
Meanwhile, there are strong indications that the Liberian Senate may cast a vote of no confidence in the embattled Monrovia acting Mayor if she does not give reasonable reasons in line with the Liberian Constitution regarding her uncalled for actions.
The Liberian Constitution is regarded as the organic law of the country.
However, it remains to be seen whether the Liberian Senate will exercise its legislative power against Madam Broh, as strongly indicated during its Thursday's plenary sitting.