-Calls On Aggrieved Lawmakers To Abort Court Actions
One Nimba Movement, a pro-democracy group based in Nimba County has frowned on split in Nimba Legislative Caucus.
The group wants aggrieved lawmakers from the recent County Sitting who are pursuing court actions over alleged fraud following the election of officials of the Project Management Committee to abort their court actions.
Recently three out of the 11 members of the Nimba County Legislative Caucus [Representatives Larry P. Younquoi, Samuel G. Kogar and Prince O. S. Tokpa] ran to the 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Sanniqellie, Nimba County to issue writ of injection over what they called ‘dubious election’ of officials of the Project Management Committee (PMC) of the county.
They alleged that the chairman of the county’s legislative caucus, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson unilaterally inverted their decision by allowing delegates and observers to vote on ‘head-count’ instead of secret ballots, something they alleged fell short of previous agreement.
Officials elected from the controversial elections include Harry Yeanamie, chairman, Richard Nyeingar, Comptroller and Sam G. Ta-Kruah, Jr as Treasurer respectively.
One Nimba Movement:
However, One Nimba Movement is calling on the aggrieved lawmakers to abort all planned court actions in order to avoid further tensions in the county which will serve as impediment for rapid development.
“We must always remember that “a divided Nimba is a weak and defeated Nimba,” the group appealed.
Meanwhile, One Nimba Movement also wants each member of the PMC elected by the county council to sign performance or financial bonds and in addition declare their income, assets and liabilities within 30 days in accordance with section 10.1 of the National Code of Conduct of 2014.
The pro-democracy group is also recommending “That preparation for the next county council sitting be done in advance to curb tension and to avoid unnecessary delay and confusion. That a technical committee comprising professional Nimbaians be set up to draft the resolution in consultation with the Nimba County Legislative Caucus and the County Administration ahead of the County Council Sitting.”
“That during the election of the next PMC members, a vetting committee be set up to preside over the elections of members of the PMC. That the vetting committee be authorized to develop qualification criteria and voting procedures in line with existing laws,” the group said.