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Removal Hangs Over Speaker?

By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.

It seems that it is now becoming clear by the day that the call for the removal of Speaker Bhofal Chambers by his colleagues cannot be overly emphasized with the level of disenchantment brewing amongst members of the House of Representatives.

This became visible when the plenary of the House of Representatives burst into serious disarray following the reading of a motion for reconsideration filed by Grand Bassa County Representatives, Thomas Gosuah on plenary’s decision to summon Hot Pepper Publisher, Philibert Browne and investigate Representative Yekeh Kolubah of Montserrado County district number ten

A motion for reconsideration, according to the House of Representatives own standing rules is a privilege motion given to every member of the House of Representatives and the legislature at large and it serves as a stay order on a particular decision taken by plenary.

In order to get rid of this privilege motion, the rules also state that the motion should be tried and tested, something which some lawmakers believe was never done, but granting another motion by district number 16 Representative Dixon Seboe that led to disarray in the plenary of the House of Representatives.

Rule 17 (Q) of the House of Representatives states among other things that every motion for reconsideration shall be decided by a majority vote. A motion to reconsider may be laid on the table without affecting the question in reference. Such action to lay on the table shall be a final disposition of the motion for reconsideration.’

It was during which time Montserrado County district number ten Representative, Yekeh Kolubah called for the removal of House Speaker Bhofal Chambers on grounds that he lacks the ability to properly head the House of Representatives.

“Very soon this Speaker will be removed because everything that he is doing here today is illegal. When they finished planning their thing at the mansion, then he comes here to implement them, but he will be removed very soon,” Representatives Kolubah noted.

Representative Kolubah said he did nothing that warrants him being investigated by his colleagues, nothing that if anyone should take action it should be the President and it should not be the speaker of the House of Representatives.

He maintained that President George Weah has the missing container of money at his home and if the Liberian leader wants to challenge him, he should take him to court, adding that President Weah must publish his bank statement.

Representative Kolubah comments was buttressed by Representative Nagbe Sloh who also called for the removal of Speaker Bhofal Chambers.

Meanwhile, the plenary of the House of Representatives has ordered its committee on Rules, Order and Administration to probe Representative Kolubah and at the same time summon the Publisher of the Hot Pepper Newspaper.

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