House Speaker Bhofa Chambers is increasingly coming under attack; this time around, particularly from among his colleagues for alleged impropriety, insensitivity and absolute dominance.Chambers has been in the media of recent, not for any very good reason even as current as Thursday, 17 January when Grand Bassa County Electoral District #3 Representative Vincent Willie squarely described Speaker Chambers as ‘fake’ and very corrupt.
Appearing on Prime Morning Drive, a live broadcast talk show in Monrovia, Representative Willie notes that the Speaker is a complete opposite of criticisms he held against former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and even one of his predecessors, Alex J. Tyler.
He further observes that Speaker Chambers, who had been in the House of Representatives for 12 years prior to his ascendency to the speaker post, does not understand the rules and norms of governing plenary, thereby making countless error.
He says for more than one decade, Chambers learnt nothing about legislative rules and procedures, but spent his time creating ‘political scenes’ only to put the past administration against the public.
He claims Speaker Chambers carries ‘gossips’ to President George Manneh Weah about his colleagues, who are critical of his administration.
The Grand Bassa Lawmaker adds that since their arrival at the Capitol last year, the Speaker has failed to lobby with the Executive Branch of government through the Ministry of Finance to disburse allotments for their vehicles and secure funds for legislative projects as enshrined in the budget law of the country.
Representative Willie continues that Speaker Chambers is ‘inept’ and incompetence for the office, and his prime concern is to only fight for his personal gains, ignoring the plight of the other 72 lawmakers.
Making his contribution to the show, Sinoe County Representative Jay Nagbe Sloh, discloses that a huge number of the lawmakers are gearing up to remove Speaker Chambers, because he has failed to improve his working relationship that could move the House forward.
But Montserrado County Electoral District #7 Representative Solomon George disagrees. He argues that lawmakers, who are yearning for cars and money for legislative projects, wantonly want Speaker Chambers to solicit bribe.
Representative George notes that some lawmakers came to the Capitol with the perception that the Legislature is a place where one earns more money than anywhere in government.
He claims a group of lawmakers headed by Montserrado County Electoral District #15 Representative Adolph Lawrence, are mobilizing some of his colleague lawmakers to publicly disrespect Speaker Chambers, but the New Dawn has not independently verified the assertion.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor–Editing by Jonathan Browne