The Liberian Senate has clarified that the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia shall remain supreme and that speculation of an impending interim government in Liberia is totally without foundation and lacks iota of truth.
According to a press release issued in Monrovia, the Senate says the filing of a petition to the Supreme Court for the writ of prohibition by one of the participating political parties, growing out of the conduct of the October 10, 2017 Presidential and Legislative elections does not necessarily imply the coming into force of an interim government in Liberia.
A statement from the office of Senate President Pro-tempore Armah Zolu Jallah says, Article 64 of the 1986 Liberian constitution unequivocally states that in the event the offices of the President and Vice President become vacant by incapacity, inability, expiry of tenure, or otherwise, the constitutional provision shall be invoked and the contents therein shall be implemented as provided by the constitution.
Senator Jallah is therefore cautioning citizens against unnecessary rumors and encouraging them to go about their normal daily activities while the country awaits the outcome of the electoral dispute before the honorable Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia.
-Editing by Jonathan Browne