Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives

Koffa’s Speakership Support Swells as More Lawmakers Pledge Support

Following the certification of Grand Kru County Lawmaker J. Fonati Koffa, along with his colleagues, by the National Elections Commission on Friday December 8, two additional lawmakers have signed on to what has now been dubbed the Paris Declaration. It is an agreement reached at Paris Restaurant by dozens of lawmakers to support Representative Koffa’s bid to be Speaker of the Lower House of the National Legislature.

Those joining the Koffa camp are Representative Kerkula Kamara of District 14 Montserrado County and Representative Nathaniel Bahway of District 1 Grand Kru County. The two new lawmakers now bring the number of those pledging support to koffa to 43.

“By making our declaration public, we have made our intentions clear to run a transparent process and to show the independence and integrity of the members of the 55th Legislature”, Majority Whip Foday Fahnbulleh told journalists.

He emphasized that there will be “no more backroom deals littered with deceits and double dealings.”. He explained that the group is determined to put in place a competent and able leadership that will work with the President and his team to deliver the expectations of the Liberian people.

Another Representative, Dixon Seboe of Montserrado District 16, said their support to Representative Koffa was based on his record of service to the National Legislature.  “We feel fonati- or KFK as the public knows him – is best suited for that task”, Sebod said

Of the 61 members of the House who were certificated, the Koffa block constituted more than half.

It should be mentioned that the Bility and Koon camps have so far not revealed their members publicly, so this paper is unable to determine the allocation of the remaining members who were certificated.

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