19 May 2017

Liberia: Lawmakers Rescinding Decisions to Endorse Boakai's Presidential Bid?

Monrovia — FrontPageAfrica has reliably learnt that the planned endorsement for Joseph Boakai's presidency by 33 members of the House of Representatives that should have taken place Thursday was unsuccessful, because some lawmakers who earlier signed the resolution to endorse him were rescinding on their earlier decision.

According to sources, the lawmakers were retracting their decision for fear of been prosecuted by their various political parties who they did not consult on their decision.

A source says up to Thursday close to 10 members had rescinded their signatures on a document they signed to support Boakai.

The program was planned Thursday to be held in the rotunda of the capitol building.

The endorsement would have furthered boosted the morale of the vice Presidents bid for the Presidency on the ticket of the ruling Unity Party.

In addition to endorsements from 19 Senators, Unity Party standard bearer and Vice President Joseph Boakai was expected to receive another endorsement from 33 members of the House of Representatives.

The endorsements according to one of the lawmaker would give confidence to the campaign process of VP Boakai who is contesting in the 2017 elections to replace his boss Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to whom he has served as Vice President for 11 years.


President Weah Makes Additional Nominations, Appointments in Govt

President George Weah has made additional appointments/nominations in Government affecting the National Oil Company of… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 FrontPageAfrica. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.