The Youth Congresses of the four collaborating political parties and the Lofa County citizens in solidarity with Senator-elect Brownie J. Samukai has describe the ruling of Justice in Chambers Joseph Nagbe as provocative, blatant violation of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia and an affront to the rights of the people of Lofa County to be represented in the Liberian Senate by the duly elected person of their choice.
Speaking at a press conference in Monrovia, the CPP Youth Wing said the quote on quote primitive ruling by the what they called“Tribalist in chief” Justice Nagbe, can best be described as double jeopardy and a recipe for them to take actions that will compel the right things to be done, stating that it’s something they are prepared to do in defense of the popular mandate of the people of Lofa County.
They further called on the full bench of the Supreme Court to take cease of the matter and trash what they called provocative and conflict underling ruling of Justice Joseph Nagbe and allow the will of the people to prevail.
The CPP Youth Wing also stated that the Supreme Court ruling should not and must not be the source and cause for dissatisfaction of the people in whom the constitution has vested all powers in. The Justices on the Supreme Court bench must remember that the last ruling is a right reserved for the people only.
They also called president George Weah and his cronies to allegedly refrain from interfering with the decision of the Judiciary and allow them to impartially carryout their mandate.
They went on to say that the Friday July 9th, 2021, ruling of Justice Joseph Nagbe has further validated the many accusations that Liberia’s judiciary system under Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor, Sr. is no longer independent, evidenced by the case involving Senator elect J. Brownie Samukai, which has now become more political than legal.
They further pointed out that the Justice in chambers took almost three months to rule on a matter that should have been decided based on the constitutional timeframe provision, alleging that officials of the government are bent on showing political strength and undermining the democratic values and principles of the country by allegedly attempting to deny the clear will of the thousands of Lofains who stood in the rain and sun to exercise their democratic franchise on December 8, 2020.
They also described the ruling of the Supreme Court bench as illogical, unlawful, and has the clear potential to undermine the fragile peace -a peace that people like former Justice Nagbe and his likes would do anything to see eroded.
They further alerted Liberia’s international partners, the AU, EU, ECOWAS, UN, USA etc., stating that they have invested millions in rebuilding the fragile democracy, alleging that the Supreme Court of Liberia is now behaving like an auxiliary to the executive with its’ main accomplishment Cllr. Joseph Nagbe and Yussif Kaba supervised by Chief Justice Korkpor under whose leadership the integrity and respect for the Supreme Court has vanished and no longer a place to seek justice under President George Weah’s Presidency.
Cautioning that with such alleged terrible history of the current Supreme Court bench, they can safely say that the bench lacks the morals to dispense transparent judgments without fears and favors.
Meanwhile, they extend appreciation to the people of Lofa County for their resilience and patience over the last five months, stating that because of their level of maturity have allowed themselves to be without full representation at the Liberian Senate as guaranteed under Article 45 of the constitution