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Nagbe Debunks Claims Of Presidential Meddling In Legislature, Judiciary
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 Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe

 

Nagbe Debunks Claims Of Presidential Meddling In Legislature, Judiciary
By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA, October 25 (LINA) - Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe has denounced allegations in the media that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is interfering in the Judicial and Legislative branches of government.

Nagbe said the President does not interfere in the work of the two other branches of government, and described the allegation as "outrageous comments" only intended to cause distraction as the government continues to expand the nation's democracy.

Appearing on the LBS Super Morning Show Tuesday, Minister Nagbe said although it is the ruling party, the Unity Party does not have majority members in the Legislature, noting that this makes it impossible for it to control the other parties.

The Information Minister’s comment was in response to an October 25 publication in the Women Voices Newspaper captioned:  “Kenneth Best attacks Ellen, claims president interferes with the Legislature and Judicial branches of Government.”

It can be recalled that as a result of a recent leadership crisis at the House of Representatives, which led to the election of a new Speaker, several lawmakers, including former Speaker Alex Tyler and Maryland County Representative Bhofal Chambers, accused President Sirleaf of influencing decisions at the lower house.

However, Nagbe wondered how President Sirleaf could be responsible for the melee at the House when in fact some of those representatives, including Acarous Gray and Solomon George of the Congress for Democratic Change, among others, are all staunch critics of the president.

Nagbe thinks that the Legislature is a political house and that the removal of Tyler from the Speaker post was a result of power politics, something which, he claimed, is a normal characteristic of the legislature.

Commenting further, the Information Ministry boss said if the President was interfering in activities of the Judiciary as claimed by the news article, the government would not have lost a single case, adding that "the government has lost so many cases."

He said these allegations are unfortunate and show that some Liberians are not yet used to the tenets of democracy and as such misinterpret democratic power-play within government.
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