LIBERIA: Senator Wesseh Wants Fair Confirmation Of Presidential Nominees

River Gee Senator Conmany B. Wesseh is urging members of the Senate Plenary to exert due diligence and fairness in confirmation of presidential nominees.
Wesseh noted that the Senate must confirm presidential nominees based on the strength of their character, education and experience as opposed to a precondition of mere accusations of wrong-doing.
A release issued by the office of the River Gee Senator in Monrovia on Monday quotes Wesseh as admonishing his colleagues to pursue justice and fairness in the confirmation of presidential nominees.
Wesseh also wants the Senate not to confirm people who are known human rights violators and have been previously convicted of economic and financial crimes, among other wrongdoings.
Senator Wesseh’s statement was prompted amidst calls by Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Lawrence recently at the 34th Day Sitting of the 4th Session of the 53rd Legislature suggesting that any one implicated or indicted by integrity institutions for acts of corruption should not be confirmed unless the person is cleared by the Legislature Public Account Committee (PAC).

Among other things, Senator Lawrence said in a letter to plenary that her suggestion is intended to enable the Senate exercise “due diligence” in the discharge of its duties, especially in confirming presidential nominees with tainted characters.

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