Two newly elected Representatives of Bomi County District#1, Mrs. Finda Gborie Lansanah, and Nimba County District #1, Mr. Samuel Nyakemah Brown, Sr. were on December 7, sworn in as members of the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature.
Rep. Lansanah and Brown's inductions were in consonance with Rule 11.1 of the House's Rules and Procedure and were installed by Speaker Bhofal Chambers putting the membership to 71 with two seats still vacant - Grand Gedeh County District #1 and Bong County District #2 respectively.
“I, [name of Representative-elect], do solemnly swear that I will support, uphold, protect and defend the Constitution and Laws of Liberia, and bear true faith and allegiance to the Republic and will faithfully, conscientiously and impartially discharge the duties and functions of the office of Representative to the best of my ability, so help me God,” both lawmakers stated their names and recited after House Speaker Bhofal Chambers.
Rule 11.1 says: “Each member of the House of Representatives, before taking his/her seat, shall take an oath or affirmation to uphold and defend the Constitution and the Laws of Liberia, as well as faithfully discharge the duties and functions of the office as a member of the House of Representatives.”
Rep. Finda Gborie Lansanah replaced Senator Edwin M. Snowe while Rep. Samuel Nyakemah Brown replaced Senator Jeremiah Koung.
Senator Koung was a member of the House from 2012- April 2021 up to his election and certification from the 8th December 2020 Special Senatorial election. Speaker Bhofal Chambers, in a brief remark, warmly welcomed both lawmakers to the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature.
Separately, they expressed thanks and appreciation to the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives for the welcoming ceremony and further thanked the people of Bomi and Nimba respectively for their confidence they reposed in them.