The Liberian Senate has rejected an apology letter written by the embattled Acting Monrovia City Mayor Mary Broh. Mayor Broh, 56, Thursday wrote an apology to members of the Liberian Senate, who had earlier declared votes of no confidence in her administration for alleged disorderly conduct.
The controversial Mayor failed to appear before the Upper House after she was invited about three weeks ago to answer to complaint of mal-handling a female staff from the office of Maryland County Senator John Ballout.
The Senate rejected the letter of apology on grounds that both Broh and Pres. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf disrespected them after they wrote the Presidency on the matter. The Senators said they wrote the Executive, complaining the uncouth behavior of Broh, but got no reply.
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf paid a surprised visit at the Senate recently and held closed doors meeting with the Senators, pleading on behalf of Broh for a reconsideration of their decision.
President Sirleaf appointed Mary Broh to serve as Acting Mayor for the Monrovia City Corporation after the Senate rejected her during confirmation. Broh has been serving under the wing of the Executive without the approval of the Senate.
Meanwhile, employees of the MCC have demonstrated in Sinkor, Monrovia, blocking traffic and carring placards in demand of Broh, who was suspended last week by President Sirleaf as a means of easing tension between the Executive and the First branch of government.