-Of Senators Demanding US$10,000 To Return
In the wake of media reports that the Senate is demanding Ten Thousand Unites States Dollars (US$10, 000.00) each from the President of the Republic of Liberia H.E George M. Weah for the resumption of an extraordinary session, a Statement from the Senate has rubbished the information and terms it as untrue and completely misleading.
The Statement out-rightly stressed that the Liberian Senate has no intention and will not demand the President to pay the amount of US$10, 000.00 each to return for an extraordinary session. It is highly unthinkable and unpatriotic.
The Statement further notes, that on August 31, 2018, The Body adjourned for its Constitutional Annual Break and extended for an Extraordinary session that lasted for two (2) weeks in September 2018. Since then, there has been no discussion concerning any US$10,00.00 payment for another extraordinary session.
The Press and Public Affairs Department of the Liberian Senate says the Public will be informed at the appropriate time should there be a certificate signed calling for an extraordinary session.
Article 32 (b) of the Liberian Constitution gives the Legislature the constitutional mandate to call itself upon a certificate signed by one-fourth of its total membership for a “special or extraordinary session to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern”.