Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon has admitted that Senate President Pro-Tempore Albert Chie gave him US$3,000 to pay his poll workers during the 2019 senatorial by-election, which he won against the governing Coalition for Democratic Change. Pro-Tempore Chie is a member of the ruling CDC.
Senator Dillon’s admission came Wednesday, June 3rd, when Pro-Tempore Chie informed plenary that he has no intention of removing the Montserrado County that he personally gave US$3,000 to pay his poll workers when he wasn’t able to pay them after the by-election.
Senator Albert T. Chie of Grand Kru County said to disprove public perception and belief among some senators that he (Chie) has motive to getting Dillon out of the senate, he and Dillon have some personal engagements and therefore, harbors no intention of removing him, as is being speculated.
He continued that prior to winning the Montserrado senatorial seat, Dillon worked for him and was paid from his pockets, disclosing that he has in his possession a text message from the Montserrado County Senator, asking him for money to pay his poll workers. Pro-Tempore Chie further explained Dillon had said lot of things in the senate but comes in public and does something totally different, lamenting that it is not honorable for someone to say something different behind people and comes in public and act perfect to gain public sentiments.
He added that since Dillon became Senator, every weekend, he has given him (Dillon) more than US$15, 000 and named Senator Kaipay of Grand Bassa County as witness. “There is no way Senator Dillon can say the Pro-temp has a premeditated mind to expel him from the Senate. Dillon lives a double life.” Chie claimed.
By Ethel A. Tweh –Editing by Jonathan Browne