Liberia: Senate Passes Controversial Bill

The plenary of the Liberian Senate in consultation with the House of Representatives has reached a decision that all elected officials in the 2023 elections ( Senators and Representatives) and other subsequent elections be seated while awaiting the outcome of whatever electoral complaint(s) filed against them by other candidates who do not accept the results.

The Senate plenary through its judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Varney Sherman said such a decision came as a result of a conference committee report from both houses as part of amendments in the new elections law of 1986

Explaining the conference committee report, Senator Sherman indicated that those elected will be duly paid while serving their mandate as the complaints are being looked at.

The conference committee decision also indicated that if the persons who filed the complaint in the court of law and won the matter against the sitting elected officials will immediately take over and continue from where the previously elected official ended.

According to our senate reporter, it has been made known that such an amendment was initiated by Nimba County Senator Jeremiah Koung.

Simple ( After any election, if there's a complaint about dissatisfaction over the process, the person that wins will be in office (getting the necessary benefits) while the issue is being addressed.)

Source: OK FM