Senate To Conduct Confirmation Hearing Friday For NEC’s appointees


In the wake of mixed views in the public over the nomination of the Chairman designate of the National Elections Commission by President George Weah recently, The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Autonomous Agencies and Commissions, Senator, J. Milton Teahjay has announced that the Committee will this Friday March 27, 2020 conduct confirmation hearing for the newly nominated commissioners of the National Elections Commission (NEC).

Addressing Reporters Tuesday at his Capitol Hill office, Senator Teahjay said all is now set for his committee to carry on what he calls, “diligence” of the nominee in line with Article 54 of the Constitution of Liberia.

He said though the Country is engaged with the fight of the deadly Coronavirus, the committee will duly observe all health measures during the conduct of the hearing.

Senator Teahjay at the same time indicated that inquires and concerns of the public will be taken into consideration during the hearing.

It can be re-called that recently President George M. Weah nominated Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudika as Chairman, Davidetta Brown-Lasannah- Co-Chair, Cllr. Emmerstine Morgan-Awar- Commissioner, Floyd Sayor- Commissioner, Barsee Kpankpa-Commissioner and Josephine Kou Gaye –Commissioner of the National Elections Commission pending confirmation actions by the Liberian Senate.

On Tuesday March 24, 2020 at a News Conference the Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) joined other groups and individuals opposing the nomination of the new NEC Chair designate and called on the Senate not to confirm him and has also through its steering committee Chair Oscar Bloh urged President Weah to withdraw his nomination citing several reasons for his call among others.