Reuben Sei Waylaun
Senator Abraham Darius Dillon says Senators didn’t recieve money to sign resolution for the State of Emergency as declared by President George Weah.
The Liberian Chief Executive recently declared state of emergency in the midst of the COVID-19 that is currently ravaging the country. Following that, he sent a communication to the National Legislature outlining his plans of actions during the period.
In line with their Constitutional duties, members of the National Legislature recently passed a joint resolution honoring the president’s proposals of stimulus package, health insurance for health workers, extension of the SOE to sixty days among others.
However, members of that august body have come under immense criticisms from the public that each of them took $6,500.00 to sign the resolution, which is being perceived as bribery.
But speaking to legislative reporters Thursday April 23, 2020 in setting the record straight, Senator Abraham Darius Dillon rubbished such insinuations coming from the public.
The Montserrado County Lawmaker said each Senator received $6,500.00 as operational funds and not bribery to sign the resolution.
“It’s untrue that we received money to sign the resolution for the SOE. On Joy FM, I said thankfully we received operational budget to help our people who were hit by the rainstorm. I know bribery is inducement and I won’t take such. This money is legal, and I received check for this money, voucher was raised and I signed for it,” he said.
The lawmaker who is being named as the ‘Light at the Capitol Building’ because of his opposition to corruption and institution mismanagement said he won’t be associated with bribery, although he’s not a super human.
“Trust me, there is no amount of money can make me to take bribes,” he assured.