Rivercess County Senator, Wellington Geevon Smith says, his representation at the Liberian Senator is to seek the interest of his people and will be free of biases .
The Independent Lawmaker said, he will not dance to the tone of the ruling party nor will he even take the side of the opposition, but will be independent in his decisions.
Addressing member of the Plenary of the Liberia’s Senate, Senator Smith in categorical terms said, the people of Rivercess elected him to the Senate to speak on issues that will benefit the Liberian people, not individual or personal agenda.
The Rivercess County Lawmaker further stressed that the people of Rivercss County placed a lot of confidence in him.
“I cannot afford to betray their trust. Hence, I will not be a Drum Major to the Opposition Political Parties and will not also be a Praise Singer to the ruling party.”
Also in his induction remarks, Nimba County Senator Jeremiah Kpan Kounh said, the plenary of the Liberian Senate should work very high to amend the electoral laws or else, there will be a lot of chaos in the 2023 general and presidential elections.
Senator Kounh pointed out that if an election result is announced, the winner should be certificated while the aggrieved party takes his issue to court.
The Nimba county Lawmaker continues by saying that if the decision favors the aggrieved party by the High court, such person should be de-certificated, instead of keeping the seat vacant for a long period of time.
The three Senators were inducted into office by the Plenary of the Liberian Senate making it 12 Senators so far, since the December 20, 2020, special Senatorial election.
Welcoming the New Senators to the theater of the Senate, President Pro-Tempore, Albert T. Chie reemphasized that the Senate is a place of politics, in which the body provides oversight functions over the Executive and Judicial branches.
According to Senator Chie, the Senate has so far proven as “the best theater for National leadership”, citing references to Senators, George M. Weah and Jewel Howard-Taylor who were elected President and Vice President respectively.