Since the nomination of Sinoe County Senator Cllr. Joseph Nagbe to the Supreme Court bench by President George Manneh Weah, and his subsequent confirmation hearings by the Liberian Senate, citizens of Sinoe have been on the search for a replacement in the county.
Information gathered so far by this paper indicates there are three possible aspirants already eyeing the county’s seat in the senate.
A source, who is a resident of the county, says many names are being speculated, but prominent among them are former Development Superintendent Romeo Quiah, Cllr. Augustine Chie and a staffer in the office of Sinoe County Senator J. Milton Teahjay, Mr. Othello Nagbe.
Ex-superintendent Quiah is a partisan of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change.
It is not clear whether Othello has any relations with Cllr. Joseph Nagbe, but the tenure of the former senator is expected to expire in January 2020, meaning, anyone who contests and wins the seat will barely serve for less than two years, and get ready for mid-term senatorial election.
On August 08, President Weah nominated Cllr. Joseph N. Nagbe as Associate Justice to the Supreme Court of Liberia, replacing retired Justice Philip A. Z. Banks.
During his confirmation hearing last Friday, Senator Nagbe promised he will not be a weak or wicked Associate Justice.
“I promise to respect the rights of all who will appear before me in the discharge of my duties, because I will not be a weak Justice, neither will I be a wicked one, so help me God,” he vowed before the Senate.
Also the longest-serving Senator of Sinoe County (since 2003; NTLA-to present), Nagbe told the open hearing presided over by Senator Varney Sherman, chairman of the Senate committee on Judiciary, that the Justice he aspires to be will be a person dedicated to duty, maintaining a cordial and cooperative posture with his colleagues at the Supreme Court.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor–Editing by Jonathan Browne