Liberian lawmakers in search of a new speaker

Lobbying is going among members of the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature in search of a new Speaker.

The tenure of current Speaker, Emmanuel Nuguay, is nearing an end.

Nuquay, running mate to Vice President Joseph Boakai in the 2017 presidential elections represents Margibi County in the Legislature.

He succeeded Alex Tyler, who was voted out as Speaker following his indictment by the Liberian Government on allegation of corruption.

Names that have surfaced so far for the prestigious position include, current deputy speaker, Hans Barchue, Maryland County Representative, Bophal Chambers, newly elected Grand Kru County representative, Fonati Koffa and Thomas Fallah of Montserrado County.

The election for a new speaker is on January 9.

FARBRIC Radio Legislative reporter, Joseph Taryon, who was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday said Dr. Bhofal Chambers is likely the favorite.

Dr. Bhofal Chambers is popular among fellow lawmakers and Liberia in general for his intrepid analysis and stance on critical national issues.

Dr. Chambers has also been a major critic of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her leadership style in the country.

By: David Targbe

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