‘Ruling Against Snowe Tantamount to Enacting New Law,’ Cllr. Sannoh Tells Supreme Court

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Rep. Snowe (L) remains confident to out-do his challenger Rep. Karmo (R), who questions Snowe’s eligibility to run for Representative in Senjeh District

Dissonance between spirit of the law and letter of the law (or lack thereof), is the crux of case between Bomi Lawmakers and Rep. Snowe

Lawyers representing Montserrado County District #6 Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe on Wednesday argued before the Supreme Court that they should not reverse the National Elections Commission’s decision to qualify Snowe to contest in the Bomi County District #1 elections scheduled for October. Their reason: ruling against their client would be tantamount to enacting a new law where, they claim, there is no law, an action which is out of the mandate of the Judiciary. However, lawyers representing Bomi County lawmakers, Sen. Sando Johnson and Rep. S. Gaya Karmo, contend that the Supreme Court’s endorsement of the NEC’s decision in Snowe’s favor could open a floodgate “that defeat the intent of the framers of the Constitution.”

The arguments have reached a level of glaring dissonance between what the intent of the law is and what the law actually says (or does not say, in this case). And either side is cautioning the Supreme Court on the constitutional ramifications of a decision in either direction.  This is on the heels of the just ended row between the Legislature and the Supreme Court, where the former accused the latter of usurping the function of lawmaking, after over turning a decision by the National Elections Commission.

Three of the five justices, including Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor, Associate Justices Philip A. Z. Banks, and Jamesetta Howard-Wolokollie, attended last Wednesday’s hearing of the case. Justices Kabineh Muhammad Ja’neh distanced himself from the hearing, while Justice Sie-A-Nyene Youh, who is also the spouse of Rep. Snowe, recused herself.

The NEC recently qualified Rep. Snowe to contest as a representative aspirant for Bomi County District #1, even though he is the sitting lawmaker for Montserrado County District #6. The NEC’s decision was challenged by Senator Sando Johnson of Bomi County and Rep. Gayah Karmo of Bomi County District #1, and is now before the Supreme Court.

Article 30 of the 1986 Constitution provides that Liberian citizens who meet the following qualifications are eligible to become members of the Legislature: (a) for the Senate, must attain the age of 30 and for the House of Representatives, must attain the age of 25; (b) be domiciled in the country or constituency to be represented not less than a year prior to the time of the election and be a taxpayer.

Cllr. Benedict Sannoh

In his argument, Cllr. Sannoh, who is a former Justice Minister, said there is no law preventing a sitting lawmaker from contesting another constituency, because “the law is silent on the issue,” adding: “And you should not do anything to reverse the NEC’s action. Doing so will be enacting a new law and it is not your responsibility to enact laws, because your role is to only interpret the law.”

After Sannoh’s statement, Justice Philip A. Z. Banks in response said, “We will not make any new law, as there is no law that prevents a sitting lawmaker from registering and contesting in another constituency (district).” Justice Banks clarified that, “My view on this matter does not mean that I have already taken a side or render my judgment because I have not made my own decision about the matter.”

At Wednesday’s deliberation, Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Youh publicly announced her recusal from hearing the matter because she is Snowe’s wife. Making public her decision, Justice Youh said, “I want this to reflect on the record of the court that I am recusing myself from this case.” According to the statute, justices, judges, and magistrates should recuse themselves if they have personal biases concerning anyone in a case; have independent knowledge of the facts in a dispute; work on the case as a private or government lawyer; and if they or their close relatives have an interest in the case.

Further to his argument, Cllr. Sannoh said Article 30 (b) provides that the aspirant should be domiciled (resident) in the county or constituency to be represented not less than one year prior to the time of the election and be a taxpayer. “This law does not in no way point to sitting lawmakers, it only says the person should have resided in the constituency that he or she wants to register and contest for not less than one year and must be a taxpayer,” the former Justice Minister argued. He explained that Snowe in August 2016 wrote the NEC informing the electoral body of his decision to change his domicile from Montserrado County District#6 to Bomi County District#1, which communication gave him the right to contest in the district.

“Snowe has business and properties in District#1 and he is paying his taxes there…if he desires to contest there he has not violated any portion of that article,” Sannoh argued. “If you accept to deny Snowe his constitutional right to movement and participation, that is equal to making an ex-post-facto law which should stop him from contesting the 2017 presidential and legislative elections,” Sannoh contended.

Ex-post-facto refers to laws adopted after an act is committed – making it illegal, although it was legal when done, or increases the penalty for a crime after it is committed. Such laws, Sannoh argued, are specifically prohibited by the Article 21 (a) of the constitution, which states: “No person shall be made subject to any law or punishment which was not in effect at the time of the commission of an offense, nor shall the Legislature enact any bill of attainder or ex-post-facto law.”

In counterargument, Cllr. David B. Gibson, representing the two Bomi County lawmakers, said the framers of the Constitution understood the importance of such an article considering the historical tendency of lawmakers misrepresenting their constituencies. “Snowe is in complete violation of the Constitution to be a sitting lawmaker and being qualified by the NEC to register and contest in another constituency where he is not domiciled,” Cllr. Gibson argued.

He said Snowe is a sitting representative for Montserrado County District #6 and cannot contest in Bomi County District #1, although he agreed that there is no law preventing a sitting lawmaker from registering and contesting in another constituency. According to Gibson, if Snowe wants to contest, he should have ended his six –year tenure as representative of Montserrado County District #6 before applying to contest in Bomi County District #1, which he argued is a violation of the article. “To domicile in Bomi County means that he has abandoned the people of Montserrado County District #6, which if accepted will be opening a floodgate that will defeat the intent of the framers of the Constitution,” Gibson contended. “Right now, Snowe still answers as District#6 Representative whenever the roll call of lawmakers is called during our Plenary,” Gibson quoted his clients’ argument.

Meanwhile, there was no definite time announced for the ruling into the matter by Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor. “This is election matter and we need to determine it very quickly, but you know that we are only three handling the matter,” Justice Korkpor said.

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  1. Very interesting case indeed; inasmuch as the 1986 Constitution of Liberia doesn’t identify and or differentiate between a resident from a sitting representative of another Electoral District, which is in this case, it’s very unlikely that Representative Snowe will lose this case. Besides, the Supreme Court Opinion will highly consider the decision of the six NEC Commissioners, three of whom are also lawyers.

    Moreover, the Supreme Court Opinion may as well take into account the muteness of the Constitution on the issue of whether Representative Snowe presently represents another District in another county. Eventually, whichever way this case may go will call for the Constitution to be amended in the future, especially if it’s in favor of Representative Snowe.

    It’s not likely that the Supreme Court Opinion will differ from the decision of the NEC Board of Commissioners; otherwise, the decision of NEC to allow Representative Snowe to contest in Electoral District #1, Bomi County, while being a sitting representative of Electoral District #6, Montserrado County is dependent on the muteness of the Constitution on this matter.

    WHILE I PRAY FOR THE SUPREME COURT OPINION TO BE IN FAVOR OF REPRESENTATIVE SNOWE, I WILL ALSO LEARN FROM THE RULING.

  2. Very unique case that might trigger revisiting the constitution.
    In any case, Rep Snowe is a clever guy and had documented with NEC, his relocation from point A to point B a little over a year ago which qualifies him to run on the ticket of point B. NEC’s decision was appropriate.

    Supreme Court of Liberia, over to you! We’re listening!

    • Yeah, he may be a clever guy but he’s trying to have his cake and eat it. The issue here is “domicile.” The Supreme Court has to decide if a sitting Representative is not domiciled in the district he/she represents which is required by law. The fact that Snowe still represents district #6 in the House, he is legally domiciled in District #6. It is that clear and simple. Had he resigned, then the issue would have been different because he has a farm and business in district #1, per his argument. The legal logic is simple in this case and I believe the Supreme Court will rule against him.

      • For the constitution NOT TO FULLY explained the meaning of the term “domiciled” leaves room for ambiguity! Paying taxes is just one qualification. How about physical presence? How about generous contributions to socioeconomic development? The people of Liberia; essentially Bomi, are craving for leaders that will identify with them. Hopefully, this ruling will make our “so-called” leaders to NOT turn their backs on their OWN PEOPLE!

  3. What is Snow looking for in Bomi? Why can’t he continue to run in the district that he has always worn? he just wants to cause trouble. if you have a business in a location does not mean that you must run in that district.

    In my opinion Edwin’s purpose of runing in district #1 in Bomi County, is not just because he has a farm there, it is because he knows he can play on the intelligence of the country people in Bomi, privately telling them through his foot soldiers that are campaigning for him that if they don’t vote for him and loses the election, they will all lose their jobs.

  4. Philip Banks, STOP LYING AND PRETENDING IGNORANCE OR ACTUALLY CONFIRMING YOUR IGNORANCE OF LAW PROPER! A judicial official must be guided By the intent of the framers, the spirit of the law, and of course the implied and the expressed!

    Laws as rights, and powers, are EXPRESSED (enumerated), IMPLIED (law not directly expressed; but recognized By law as existing inferentially) AND EVEN INHERENT!

    Article 30 b of the Liberian Constitution that: a candidate or aspirant “must be domiciled in the country or constituency to be represented not less than one year prior to the time of the election” IS:

    (1) AN IMPLIED LAW “which prevents a sitting lawmaker from registering and contesting in another constituency…. A law not directly expressed; but recognized By law as existing inferentially; SINCE:

    (2) BOTH IN FACT AND IN LAW NO ONE CAN BE DOMICILED IN TWO LOCALITIES AT THE SAME TIME, EVEN IF HE OR SHE HAS SEVERAL OR THOUSANDS OF RESIDENCES!!!

    Hence, this statement of yours that:

    “There is no law that which prevents a sitting lawmaker from registering and contesting in another constituency (district),” IS EXTREMELY FRAUDULENT!!! For the very fact that no one can be domiciled in two localities AT THE SAME TIME! Snowe may have residences in Bomi and all of the other 14 counties in Liberia, but he can be only domiciled in Montserrado County where he is a sitting lawmaker. Hence, the law (Article 30 B of the Liberian Constitution) prevents Snowe a sitting lawmaker from registering and contesting in another constituency (district)!!!

    • I agree, Snowe is legally domiciled in district #6 because he is a sitting Representative there. Anyone who doesn’t acknowledge that fact is not objective, or simply wants to ignore the facts.

  5. Philip Banks, STOP LYING AND PRETENDING IGNORANCE OR ACTUALLY CONFIRMING YOUR IGNORANCE OF LAW PROPER! A judicial official must be guided By the intent of the framers, the spirit of the law, and of course the implied and the expressed!

    Laws as rights, and powers, are EXPRESSED (enumerated), IMPLIED (law not directly expressed; but recognized By law as existing inferentially) AND EVEN INHERENT!

    Article 30 b of the Liberian Constitution that: a candidate or aspirant “must be domiciled in the country or constituency to be represented not less than one year prior to the time of the election” IS:

    (1) ALSO AN IMPLIED LAW “which prevents a sitting lawmaker from registering and contesting in another constituency…. A law not directly expressed; but recognized By law as existing inferentially; SINCE:

    (2) BOTH IN FACT AND IN LAW NO ONE CAN BE DOMICILED IN TWO LOCALITIES AT THE SAME TIME, EVEN IF HE OR SHE HAS SEVERAL OR THOUSANDS OF RESIDENCES!!!

    Hence, this statement of yours that:

    “There is no law that which prevents a sitting lawmaker from registering and contesting in another constituency (district),” IS EXTREMELY FRAUDULENT!!! For the very fact that no one can be domiciled in two localities AT THE SAME TIME! Snowe may have residences in Bomi and all of the other 14 counties in Liberia, but he can be only domiciled in Montserrado County where he is a sitting lawmaker. Hence, the law (Article 30 B of the Liberian Constitution) prevents Snowe a sitting lawmaker from registering and contesting in another constituency (district)!!!

  6. This is a simple case. the question is, where is Mr.Snowe living. If he is living in Bomi , then he should have resigned. He cannot be living in Bomi and representing the people of Montserrado. The people of Montserrado should take Mr. Snowe to court for collecting a salary from the people of his elected district but living in another county. Here I disagree with Cllr. Sannoh. The said Article 30 (b) provides that the aspirant should be domiciled (resident) in the county or constituency to be represented not less than one year prior to the time of the election and be a taxpayer. While the letter of the law is clear, Snowe , or any person who lives and pays taxes in a district can contest an election, the intent of the law is, that such person should, if elected from that district , serve and remain in that district for the duration of their tenure. Snowe should have resigned, he did not. He cannot have it both ways. NEC was wrong in their decision. Snowe must seek reelection in his district or wait for the next election.

  7. There is no law that prevents a sitting law maker or any person from contesting elections. The basic issue is about RESIDENCY. The law requires contestants to reside in the district they are to represent.The intent is, knowing the people and their needs to present those issues to the central government. If Mr. Snowe wanted to represent the people from Bomi, he should have changed his residency status according to law from Montserrado to Bomi. Without this legal process, he is still a resident of Monserrado. According to the law, no one can be domiciled in two locations at the same time. The same is clearly done in the US to all citizens and residents. No one can be a resident in two states at the same time. Therefore, we wait to hear the response from the Supreme Court.

  8. Dear Liberians,

    Constitutions, are laws deliberately written in ambiguous terms to provide flexibility for interpreters whenever necessary. However, there is the implicit and explicit intent of the law as far as its applications is concerned. The current case is simple, needs very little thought, and should be dispensed with at the earliest. Snowe’s current position is explicitly supported by the Constitution, where he now resides. While a seating Legislator may decide to reside in another constituency, that is a matter between his constituency and him/her. Unfortunately, for Snowe , this is an elections matter. Had he resigned some few months or years earlier, he could have been in a a better position to pursue his dream. I call it a dream essentially because as a sitting representative, is is implicitly unattainable, legally imprudent to be vying for another district. Imprudence, though may not be illegal, but does not spell right for the fledgling democracy we’re endeavoring to built. In all honesty, I am looking forward to a reversal of the NEC position on the matter. The law is not mute on the matter, it is implicit in the law that no one domiciled in another constituency can contest elections in another!

  9. THERE ARE BASICALLY ONLY THREE REQUIREMENT FOR A CITIZEN OR RESODENT DOMICILE OF A COUNTRY CAN BE AN ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE THEREFORM IS: BUY AGE, AND 2. BY DOMICILE OR RESIDING CONSISTENTLY IN SAID STATE OR DISTRICT FOR A SPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME (AS STATED ABOVE). SO, IF SNOWE IS A REPRESENTATIVE OF MONSTERRADO CO. & UNDER LAW IS REQUIRED TO BE DOMICILED OR RESIDING WITHIN HIS COUNTRY WHILE SERVING, HOIW CAN HE THEN BE RESIDING IN TWO COUNTIES SIMULTENEOUSLY TO QUALIFY TO ALSO BE A REPRESENTATIVE OF BOMI COUNTY AS WELL? I DO NOT BELEIBVE THAT THE LAW REFERS TO DOMICILE AS MEANING OWNING “PROPERTY” AND/OR “REAL ESTATE” WITHIN THE STATE OR DISTRICT, IT MEAN ACTUAL, PHYSICAL RESIDENT OR DOMICILE AS IN P0RESENCE WITHIN THE STATE!

  10. HERE ARE BASICALLY ONLY THREE REQUIREMENT FOR A CITIZEN OR RESODENT DOMICILE OF A COUNTRY CAN BE AN ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE THEREFORM IS: BY 1. CITIZENSHIP OR NATURALIZATION STATUS IN LIB; 2. AGE, AND 2. BY DOMICILE OR RESIDING CONSISTENTLY IN SAID STATE OR DISTRICT FOR A SPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME (AS STATED ABOVE). SO, IF SNOWE IS A REPRESENTATIVE OF MONSTERRADO CO. & UNDER LAW IS REQUIRED TO BE DOMICILED OR RESIDING WITHIN HIS COUNTY WHILE SERVING, HOW CAN HE THEN BE RESIDING IN TWO COUNTIES SIMULTENEOUSLY TO QUALIFY TO ALSO BE A REPRESENTATIVE OF BOMI COUNTY AS WELL? I DO NOT BELEIBVE THAT THE LAW REFERS TO DOMICILE AS MEANING OWNING “PROPERTY” AND/OR “REAL ESTATE” WITHIN THE STATE OR DISTRICT, IT MEAN ACTUAL, PHYSICAL RESIDENCY OR DOMICILE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR CANDIDATE IN PERSON WITHIN THE STATE!

  11. NOW THIS IS THE SAME NEC THAT THE CROOK VARNEY SHERMAN RECOMMENDED BE THE SOLE ARBITRATOR FOR ELECTION DISPUTES! DO LIBERIANS THINK ISSUES AS DECIDED UPON HERE BY THE NEC AS SUCH WOULD HOLD UP WITH AND AMONG SOUND THINKING, KNOWLEDGEABLE, AND LEGALLY ASTUTE LIBERIANS? HELL NO! VARNEY SHERMAN IS A BIG DISGRACE AND A CORRUPT TRAITOR~!

  12. This matter is common sense reasoning. It is not possible. He should have resigned his present position ever and moved to reside in Bomi County since he has intention to contest for position in that county. Any ruling in favor of Hon. Snowe in this matter is setting a bad example for tomorrow. I can remember during our SELF community elections, no candidate was allowed to contest election in another block while you are still serving as leader for the block you were elected even though you have a house in that particular block you want or intent to contest. The point was that he was not residing in that block. Hon. Snowe wants to contest in Bomi where he has property. But the point here is that he is presently representing District #6 in Montserrado County. Yes, the law is silent about it. But we are not silent.

  13. Hmmmm! Where are our legal luminaries as we play games with lives and the future. Snowe is a mason and link to all sorts of great evil in this country and he is confident that the game will work. His wife works with the bench and trickery Banks shall sealed it home for snowe but ‘VERY BIG TROUBLE’ shall happen in Bomi once the supreme court temple with that case. Do you see why the citizenry just don’t trust the system and some of their leaders. Snowe cheated the people of D#6 and claiming to be a true representation but ‘FIRE’ shall blaze from Bomi soon from Snowe wicked deeds toward we the citizen of D#6. Sannoh knows how my brother Harry Greaves died but TWT. Why are we killing brilliance within our legal system and those who are aspiring to attend the law school. “DOMICILE!’ is the issue our supreme court. This is a serious embarrassment that Snowe has cause for this country but he will pay for it.

  14. There is nothing difficult here. This is all about politics and power. Snowe is simply not qualified.
    Since he did not resign as a sitting rep in Montserrado county, he cannot claim “domicile” in another county to contest. This is expressed, implied, explicit, and the intent of the law.

    Any logic applied, as was reported by the Observer about Judge Banks’ insinuation, is about politics and power – I can do anything I wish and think without consequences.

  15. Sannoh, even you a former justice minister is ignorant of the fact that DOMICILE AND RESIDENCE ARE NOT THE SAME DESPITE THE FACT A PARTICULAR RESIDENCE MAY BE THE DOMICILE OF A SITTING LAWMAKER OR OF A PERSON?

    My friends, in accordance with the implied law doctrine, the constitution does not need to expressly “point to a sitting lawmaker”, since in fact, and in law, a sitting lawmaker with intentions to register and contest in another constituency (district) is ipso facto both a person and of course an aspirant. Revisit the landmark McCulloch v Maryland case and you will realize how poor and weak your arguments are.

    You should ask yourself why the framers never used the word “residence” in Article 30 B, but used “DOMICILE”; AND USED THE WORD “RESIDENCE” IN ARTICLE 52 C WITH REFERENCE TO THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR THE PRESIDENCY.

    OR WHY THE PERIOD OF DOMICILE (ARTICLE 30 B) IS SO SHORT (ONE YEAR) AND THE PERIOD OF RESIDENCE (ARTICLE 52 C) IS SO LONG …10 YEARS! STOP TAKING RESIDENCE AND DOMICILE AS SYNONYMS OR THE SAME WORD! IN LAW, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME!!!

    “Look at” the other very laughable argument of yours:
    That because “the law does not say “sitting lawmakers”, but says “the person”, A SITTING LAWMAKER CAN DISREGARD, FLOUT, AND VIOLATE THE LAW, STANDARDS, AND CUSTOMS, VIS THE PARTICULAR MATTER, AS IF a sitting lawmaker CANNOT BE THE SAME AS A PERSON OR AN ASPIRANT REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 30 B OF THE CONSTITUTION.

    What we have gathered is that you guys find it very very difficult to find a way out of cases you have to litigate or adjudicate.

    And the primary reason for this shortcoming on the part of you people is that you do not want to read or study enough, since the abuse of power is an easy way out, as evidenced in the recent adjudication of those three disgraced justices, and your behavior as justice minister during the Cllr. Michael Allison case!

  16. There are two legal issues here: “Domicile & Residency” misconstrued by NEC!

    Representative Snowe is currently a domiciled elected official of District #6, Montserrado County. He and his lawyers are trying to circumvent the election laws for political expediency as stated in the Constitution of Liberia. Since NEC was unable to rightfully interpret the legal definition of “Article 30, section (b)” of what it means to be domicile in country or constituency, it’s the responsibility of the Supreme Court to make the necessary clarification between domicile and residency.

    “To err is human!” The National Election Commission (NEC) erred in qualifying Rep. Snowe to run as a candidate for the Representative seat of District #1, Bomi County while Rep. Snowe is currently serving as Representative of District #6, Montserrado County where he is officially domiciled.

    The National Election Commission is confusing “Domicile” with “Residency”. No person can have more than one domicile. In contrast, a person can have more than one residence as the case of Rep. Snowe and other government officials. If that is the case, it would be unconstitutional for NEC to qualify individuals who have multiple residences around the country to vote or run for political office simultaneously (at the same time) where they domiciled and where their multiple residences are located around the country.

    Rep. Snowe fails to realize that he legally declared Montserrado County as his legal domicile…..his permanent residence. Because Rep. Snowe still maintains his post as a Representative of Montserrado County where he currently domiciles that in itself, prevents him from running for the Representative Post in Bomi County where he does not domicile but he has a resident.

    Here is a quote from Mary Randolph, J.D., She asked, “What is your Domicile?”

    “Domicile is one of those words that courts and lawyers toss around and expect people to understand. In fact, its meaning can be tricky.”

    She went on to say, “Simply put, your domicile is your home—the state you consider your permanent place of residence. If you aren’t living there right now, then it’s the place to which you intend to return and make your home indefinitely. You can have more than one residence, but only one domicile.”

    I pray that the Supreme Court rectifies this legal mistake made by (NEC) as soon as possible otherwise it would set a bad precedent for future elections.

    By the way, where are the lawmakers who were calling for the impeachment of the three Associate Justices when one of their peers, Edwin Snowe, a domiciled representative from Monsterrado County, is given the clearance by NEC to run for a representative post in Bomi County where he is not domiciled?

  17. The Supreme Court is empowered to overrule decisions By the NEC. So, instead of UNNECESSARILY using the NEC as a punching bag, deal with your so called Supreme Court judge Philip Banks who is arguing: “there is no law that prevents a sitting lawmaker from registering and contesting in another constituency (district),” BUT “there is a law that prevents an aspirant or a candidate from registering and contesting in another constituency (district),” !!! As if the law is made for all others but not made for sitting lawmakers!

    This is the very same bastard Philip Banks who By all implications ruled that “there is a law which provides that an aspirant or a candidate can disregard, flout, and even violate, election laws, and their eligibility requirements, once the aspirant or candidate can invoke the equity doctrine of “substantial compliance” falling short of “good faith and the objective and purpose of the law NOT been met”!

    Now most of you will assimilate the reality that what you have in the Temple of Justice IS NOT A SUPREME COURT, ANYMORE, BUT A SEWAGE TANK!!! And to be fair, all this began after the appointment on the Supreme Court´s Bench of a Philip Banks who has no good moral standing but a gangster-arm robbery mentality!

  18. E. Tyson Lewis,

    Why have you put in bracket the word “resident” after the word “domicile” when quoting article 30 b of the Liberian Constitution? Revisit that article you will see that there is absolutely no mention of “resident”.

    Sannoh is only doing the same to mislead or he might be simply ignorant of the fact that “domicile/domiciled” is not the same as “residence/resident”.

    Sannoh FAILS to take into account the truth that no one can ever have two domiciles at the same time. And this is inter alia why THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO MENTION OF THE WORD “RESIDENT” IN ARTICLE 30 B OF THE LIBERIAN CONSTITUTION!!!

  19. Fellow Liberians, today it is Snowe and his egos of becoming a candidate in the representative race in Bomi County and tomorrow it could be another person in another county. These are recipes to conflicts and Snowe has no remorse or consciousness to know that he has bridged the confidence of Montserrado County District #6. As a sitting Law Maker, he does not represent the interest of his current constituent anymore and is crossing over to another. Common sense should tell everyone how greedy this has become. The burst of animosities that led to the brutal senseless war we experienced are the direct results of the abuse of powers and we should look people in the eyes and tell them the TRUTH in the interest of PEACE. Why is Edwin Snowe abandoning his constituent that catapulted him to prominence where he served for 12 years. Snowe is treating the job as his inheritance only to sit to pass bill for the increments of his salary. In fact he has embarrassed his wife but she have the moral obligation to the Liberian people to be truthful and advise her husband. I will hope that the Supreme Court will use their moral judgement for the restoration of sanity.

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