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Senate Nudges Constitutional Resolution In House Rumpus
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Senate Nudges Constitutional Resolution In House Rumpus
By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA, August 30 (LINA) -c
The Senators want members of the House to ensure that their actions are also consistent with the Rules of the House of Representatives and that they must allow reason to prevail to bring the conflict to an amicable resolution where there will be no victor or vanquished.

In a statement issued by 14 members of the 30-member Liberian Senate on Tuesday, the Senators stated that they have noted with regrets, the ongoing political confusion which has adversely impacted the work of the bicameral Legislature and by extension, stalled the progress and
development of Liberia.

The Senators declared that to settle the matter at the Lower House outside of the Constitution and the House's Rules, will not only be a threat to the nation's peace, but serve as a recipe for chaos and lawlessness in the political governance of Liberia.

"With reliance on Article 29 and 49 of the Liberian Constitution, our commitment to and reaffirmation of the position that the Liberian Senate ought to officially transact legislative business with the constitutionally- elected Speaker of the House, Alex Tyler,” the Senators noted.

They want all aggrieved members of the House to return to the chambers of the House of Representatives and process their concerns and grievances in accordance with the rules and procedures of the body.

The Senators have also called on Tyler and the leadership of the House to create an enabling environment for the transparent hearing and judicious disposition of the concerns of the aggrieved.

"Let it be known that our clarity has become imperative as a consequence of doubts and ambiguities being created in the public domain as to the stance of members of the Liberian Senate on the matter," they indicated.

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