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The Plenary of the House during an extra ordinary session on Friday declared the two officials of government as fugitive and nongovernmental materials and called on President Sirleaf to have them dismissed following the alleged disruption of the incarceration of Supt. Grace Kpaan by a group of women headed by Acting Mayor Broh after the House had ordered such.
Though President Johnson Sirleaf was not in the Country during the action of Kpaan and Broh, she announced the suspension of the two shortly after the House ordered its Sergeant-At-Arms, General Martin Johnson to re-arrest them.
But during Tuesday’s sitting, General Johnson informed Plenary that the two officials were still at large and yet to be found, something which prompted a heated debate amongst members who expressed disappointment over the failure of President Sirleaf to have the two officials of government dismissed, but rather protect them.
Representative Thomas Fallah of Montserrado County District #5, expressed fears that the issue has a lot of security implications and if the President fails to accept the request of the that body he (Rep. Fallah) will champion the cause to have her (President Sirleaf) impeached for joining Supt. Kpaan in defying the Legislature .
Though some lawmakers including Grand Bassa County J. Byron Brown called on his colleagues to plead with the President in accepting their request rather than impeachment, others including Eugene Fallah Kparkar pointed out that the integrity of the House was being brought into public disrepute, noting that the President knows the hideouts of the two officials and their failure to face justice, amounts to travesty of justice.
Following a period of argument, a motion from Maryland County Representative James Bainey called for President Sirleaf to be rewritten to have the two officials dismissed as was requested by plenary last week and if the Liberian leader acts on the contrary, the body will, during next Tuesday’s session, seek other options under the constitution, something which was unanimously voted for by members present.
At the same time, the Liberian Senate says it is in full support of the action taken against the two officials of government. In a letter addressed to the Plenary of the House Tuesday, the Liberia Senate assures the House that it will not only support any action taken in the matter, but will also takes similar action to protect the image of the Legislature.