By Reuben Sei Waylaun
Senator Abraham Darius Dillon of Montserrado County has challenged those he considers his ‘doubters’ to wait and see him and other ‘like-minded Senators’ as they take office officially.
Speaking after his induction following his reelection as Senator of Montserrado County, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) lawmaker recounted that there were lots of people who claimed he was ‘faking things’ just to be reelected as Senator.
“We will collaborate and we will be robust and work for our people. Those who said we were faking, watch and see. We will work for our people,” he said.
Prior to his reelection, the Montserrado County lawmaker was completing the last one year of the late Montserrado County Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherriff and later reelected for a full nine years on December 8, 2020 after defeating Rep. Thomas Fallah of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).
Upon taking his seat on Tuesday January 12, 2021, Senator Dillon said “We give God the glory for today and always and we are thankful to God to be back. Last year there was no staff from the chaplain’s office and I prayed and said that we are going for elections and those who should come back should come and God answers our prayers. We are now elected for nine years and let work for the Liberian people.”
According to him, Liberians and others are excited and as a result; all eyes on the Capitol Building following their elections in December 2020.
He calls on his colleagues not to allow the Liberian people to only be happy for one week.
Senator Dillon later declared his assets in compliance with the National Code of Conduct.
“I declare my assets last year and I hereby in keeping with the code of conduct re-declaring my assets. I will tell my staffs to publish it today. We want reform in the Code of Conduct and when you declare; it must be published. Nomination should be accepted by NEC before resignation while in the executive for elected posts,” he said.
For her part, Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence who was also reelected in Grand Bassa County thanked the almighty God that they have been given the opportunity to serve the Liberian people and they will work as an independent body and ensure stability and make the lives of the Liberian people better.
“Opposition, before our elections, we were eight opposition lawmakers of like-minds and today we have senators of like minds and we intend to hold the feet of the Liberian Senate on fire to do the right things. We are here with vigor to work for the Liberian people,” she said.
At the same time, Senator Prince K. Moye of Bong County assured the Liberian people that he will not let them down.
The former Deputy House Speaker said “I will not let you down. We have been vindicated and we took the highest risks in this election by leaving the position of a Deputy Speaker to contest as Senator. I didn’t go into the election to come and take Pro-Temp Position, but to come and represent by people. I won with 50% of the votes without me buying motorbikes, t-shirts.”
He assured his citizens in Bong County that he will not let them down following his new assignment.
“You will get the real fruit. The execution of our budget is not to leave it at the will of the executive, but for our people to get what is being appropriated. I have come to join you. I have no allegiance to anyone, but the Liberian people,” he said.