-Over Ja’neh’s Impeachment
By Esau J. Farr
Days following the impeachment of former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Kabineh Ja’neh, opposition political parties have and continue to suspend or expel senators of their parties for their respective roles reportedly played in the trial of the former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Bench, Kabineh Ja’neh.
The first group of senators to have suffered the wrath of suspension was those from the Unity Party (UP) later, the Liberty Party (LP) and now the National Democratic Coalition (NDC).
The opposition UP recently suspended eight (8) senators of their party who allegedly voted for the impeachment of former Associate Justice, Ja’neh and was later followed by the Liberty Party that also suspended Senator Jonathan L. Kaipay of Grand Bassa County.
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Coalition (NDC) announced the expulsion of two of its senators in persons of Senators Henry W. Yallah and Francis S. Paye of Bong and River Cess Counties respectively.
The disclosure was made by Mr. Alaric Tokpah, National Chairman of the NDC via telephone conversation with OK FM.
Senator Thomas Grupee of Nimba County has reacted to his suspension by the immediate former ruling party, UP and tendered in his resignation as member of the party.
No response has come from the tough talking Bong County Senator who is also seen as one of the backbones of the People’s Unification Party (PUP).
Senator Henry W. Yallah along with former House Speaker, J. Alex Tyler including others re-organized and established the PUP in 2014 with the hope of feeding a Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidate in the 2017 Representative and Presidential Elections, but was not successful.
The PUP later collaborated with the former ruling Unity Party of then Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai in the 2017 Representative and Presidential Elections which brought to power the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). TNR