With less than 13 days remaining before the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature convenes, the contest for the posts of Speaker and Deputy Speaker intensifies between the 31 incumbents and the 42 newly elected Representatives. A former member of the leadership in the 53rd Legislature and also an incumbent Nimba County District #5 Representative, said that there is consultation for both Speaker posts to fall on the laps of the reelected lawmakers. It can be recalled that in 2014, similar campaign between the ‘old’ and ‘new’ lawmakers was seriously overwrought; but at last, an ‘old’ Senator, Armah Z. Jallah of Gbarpolu County, won the President Pro Tempore post. This means, CDC Representatives Dr. Bhofal Chambers and Thomas Fallah are in for a fight, while UP lawmakers Prince Moye and Clarence Massaquoi might go for the challenge to settle for the deputy Speaker post. Fonati Koffa of the Liberty Party (LP) and the Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue are still claiming to be formidable forces.
Source: Daily Observer January 03, 2018 02:26 UTC