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Sinoe lawmakers' expulsion tabled.

Elders, women, and youth in Monrovia from Sinoe County pleaded with the Caucus to suspend the expulsion of Rep. Matthew Zarzar and Sen. Joseph Nagbe, pending the outcome of a peace meeting due in Greenville, Sinoe County later this month.

According to a release issued in Monrovia Thursday, 8 March, the caucus reached the decision at its third meeting held in the office of Representative Jay Nagbe Sloh at the Capitol Building.

The release issued under the signature of the Secretary General of the Caucus Rep. Sloh says the expulsion action and other key issues concerning peace and development in Sinoe will be dealt with at the Greenville assembly.

Sen. Joseph Nagbe and Sinoe County District #3 Rep. Matthew Zarzar were removed from the Caucus due to disagreement within the Caucus. Amidst intense backbiting among members of the Sinoe County Legislative Caucus, three out of the five-member Caucus elected Senator J. Milton Teahjay as their chairman.

Sen. Teahjay on Thursday, 13 February, replaced Sen. Nagbe at the Caucus' second meeting since it resumed session at the 54th Legislature. Teahjay served as co-chair of the Caucus since 2016. Also elected as co-chair was the county's District #1 Rep. Crayton Oldpa Duncan, while District #2 Rep. Jay Nagbe Sloh, becomes the Secretary General.

Sen. Nagbe and Rep. Zarzar did not participate in the election because the two Legislators and their elected colleagues are in disagreement with the ruling by the 14th Judicial Circuit Court of River Cess County that imposes a fine against Sen. Teahjay after finding him guilty of violating the procedures and processes of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) in the awarding of contracts for the implementation of county development projects.

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Publication:The New Dawn (Monrovia, Liberia)
Date:Mar 9, 2018
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