By Esau J. Farr
-Deputy Speaker Breaks Silence On Senatorial Bid
Deputy House Speaker, Prince Moye has broken silence on rumors that he has intention to contest for the senatorial seat of Bong County in the October 2020 Mid-Term Special Senatorial Election in the country.
Speaking to Legislative Reporters, Deputy Speaker said he doesn’t have any intent to contest for the 2020 Senatorial Election in Bong County as it has been rumored in some quarters within the county.
Deputy Speaker Moye told reporters that he was focus on the tasks he has at hands as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives; a position that cuts across the country.
“Our colleagues have reposed confidence in us as Deputy Speaker of Liberia and tasked us with the responsibility of overseeing the interest and welfare of the country which we are focused on and therefore have no intent to contest the 2020 Senatorial Election as it is being speculated in some quarters,” the Bong County Electoral District two lawmaker told journalists in Monrovia.
Rep. Moye’s clarification was in response to question posed to him on whether he will contest for the Senatorial Election in Bong County in 2020; something that is widely being rumored in Bong County and other parts of the country.
Representative Moye has been seen as one of the outstanding lawmakers in Liberia, especially Bong County which earned him a position at the House of Representatives as Co-chair on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget and later Chairperson on the same committee during his first term between 2011 and 2017.
He has also won several awards and his admiration by many of his colleagues that led to his overwhelming victory as Deputy Speaker of the 54th Legislature in January 2018.
After the election of Rep. Moye as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, some members of the House of Representatives hinted LEGISPOL members that has former Vice President, Joseph Boakai won the December Presidential Run-Off Election in 2017, Rep. Moye could have been the successor of former Margibi County Representative, James Emmanuel Nuquay as Speaker of the Lower House.
Liberians are expected to go to the polls in October next year (2020) to either maintain or replace fifteen (15) members of the Liberian Senate in an anticipated tense election amidst economic hardship being endured by Liberians some of whom have already lost appetite for elections in Liberia and fresh on the minds of them will be circumstances and procedural errors that marred the impeachment proceeding of former Associate Justice, Kabineh Ja’neh from the Supreme Court Bench. TNR