At Long Last Liberian Senate Declares Lofa Seat Vacant

The Liberian Senate wrote to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) stating that one of the senatorial seats in Lofa County was vacant with immediate effect.

In a communication addressed to the Chairperson of the NEC, dated Wednesday February 16, 2022, the Senate says predicated upon the final judgment of the Honorable Supreme Court of Liberia, which arose from the bill of information proceedings, incapacitates Lofa County Senator-elect J. Brownie Samukai from serving as Senator from Lofa County.

According to a release from the Press and Public Affairs Department of the Senate, the Upper House decision is in consonance with Article 37 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia, which provides that in the event of a vacancy in the Legislature the Presiding officer of the Chamber in which the vacancy occurs shall, within thirty (30) days after such occurrence notify the National Elections Commission thereof and the National Elections Commission shall not later than ninety (90) days thereafter cause a by-election to be held to fill the vacancy.

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