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The Mano River Youth Parliament or MRU Liberia Chapter has threatened to suspend its members caught in the acts of constitutional violation. The organization’s threat is against the backdrop of the engagement of some of its outgoing and incoming Parliament members outgoing, and incoming parliament in what it referred to as unorthodox activities such as the illegal conduct of alleged session and self-proclamation to leadership in violation of Rules 1,3,11, 12 and 13 which specified regular meetings, as well as admittance before official duties.

Addressing reporters yesterday, August 29, 2016 in a news conference at the parliament headquarters in Monrovia, the Chairman on Information, Cultural and Tourism, Cheeter B. Dweh, said the conduct of leadership election, as well as the power to call regular sessions are vested only in the speaker and the Ministry of Youth and Sport. The MRU Communication Chairman added that “the Leadership, through a two third majority, will not hesitate in suspending the admittance of any violators, mandating the Committee on Rules, order, Judiciary, and Administration to investigate and report to plenary findings”.

The leadership is also cautioning the general public not to do any business with any group outside of the current leadership headed by speaker Melvin S. Sarh – also chief spoke person of the parliament. Meanwhile, the Leadership of the MRU Youth Parliament has regrettably apologize to the general public for the decision taken by the Ministry of Youth and Sports to deferred from August 27 to September 4 2016 in Bentol, noting that the decision to postpond the parliament’s session was predicated upon a meeting held on Friday, August 26, 2016 between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the 2nd leadership of the parliamentarians in which the Ministry mandate the 2nd leadership without further delay to ensure the conduct of the transitional session within the confines of the rules of the parliament within one week.

The Chairman pointed out that the leadership headed by speaker Melvin S. Sarh assured the public, and all parliamentarians-elect and stakeholders that it will do everything humanly possible to peacefully transition the parliament from 2nd to 3rd parliament in fulfillment of the code values of democracy within the confines of the rules governing the MRU Youth Parliament Liberia Chapter.

By Lewis S. Teh

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