…From Capitol Building
By A. Omaska Jallah
As the saying goes ‘the evil that men do, live after them’ was noticed in the just ended October 10, 2017 Presidential and Representatives elections in the country, when 40 lawmakers were overwhelmingly voted out by their respective districts, as the results of their failure to live up to several promises they made prior to their elections and thereafter.
There were several factors responsible for the removal of 40 lawmakers, either the citizens of their districts needed change or simply because they ignored promises they made to the citizens both during and after campaign.
To the surprise of onlookers, several defeated lawmakers were seen on Thursday, January 4, 2018, removing personal belongings from their respective offices.
The lawmakers are Adam Bill Corneh, formally of Bong County District #6, Gayah Karmo, formerly of Bomi County District #1, Ballah Zayzay, formerly of Margibi County District #2, Roland Cooper of Margibi County District #1 and Robertson Siaway of Grand Bassa County District #5 among other defeated lawmakers were seen clearing their offices, thereby paving the way for the newly elected lawmakers to be seated.
Although it is yet to be independently established whether items, including rugs, office desks, cabinets, chairs and other office materials were all taken away, their various office staff were seen moving these and preventing journalists from taking photos of their action.
The House’s Chairman on Rules, Order and Administration, Grand Bassa County District #4 Rep. Byron Browne also a defeated lawmaker, had earlier notified outgoing members of the House of Representatives to report all government properties, but it is not clear whether his mandate was adhered to. All efforts to contact Rep. Brown did not materialize as his cell phone was switched-off up to press time.