A member of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) who participated in the just ended election in Buchanan, Grand Baasa County, has cautioned said leadership to be strong and critical on speaking on national issues.
Attorney-at-Law Swaliho A. Sesay said the past leadership of Cllr. T. C. Gould was silent on national issues including the issues of the Constitution Review Committee's proposition and even the Ebola crisis.
He said he wants a leadership that be involved with not only things that surrounding the Liberia National Bar Association, rather a leadership that will be vocal on issues that will help in the development and growth of the country.
Atty. Sesay who served as Public Defense Lawyer for Montserrado County told this paper in an interview in Buchanan City during the Annual Convention of the LNBA held on the 28-30 of May 2015 where a new leadership of the association was elected.
He said statements and positions coming from the LNBA can make big difference in the Liberian society, stating that he anticipates that the new LNBA leadership will not to be silent on national issues like it was done by past leaders.
It can be recalled recently that Members of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) elected Cllr. G. Moses Paegar of the Sherman &Sherman Law Firm as their new leader taking over from former Solicitor General, Cllr. Theophilus C. Gould who has served the LNBA for two terms.
Cllr. Paegar who is said to be managing the Sherman &Sherman Law Firm was elected in the Port City of Buchanan in Grand Bassa County with the total votes of 144 defeating human rights lawyer Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe and Cllr. L. Koboi Johnson who served in the Charles Taylor government as Justice Minister.
The election which brought together close to four hundred lawyers including students from the Louis Arthur Grimes at the University of Liberia took place on May 28 to the 30th and said process was well attended.
Speaking at the ceremony that witnessed the complete participation of the full bench of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court pledged the support of the Francis S. Korkpor's administration.
Chief Justice Korkpor described the Buchanan Annual Convention of the Liberia National Bar Association 2015 as one of the best and also referred to the election process as fair, free and transparent.
But Chief Justice Korkpor cautioned the new leadership not to be a weak leadership rather it should be a strong one that will serve the purpose for which the Liberia National Bar Association was established.
Accepting his defeat, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe pledged his commitment and support to the Paegar's administration and at the same time expressed his hope and willingness to work with the LNBA new leadership.
Cllr. Gongloe told his fellow lawyers that he never dream of contesting any post in the just ended election, but he did so based on what he considered pressure from some of his inner circle friends.
For his part, the LNBA president elects, Cllr. G. Moses Paegar vowed to take the Liberia National Bar association to a new level where his leadership will be very strong and critical on discussing and speaking on national issues.
According to him, whatever decision the new leadership will take shall meet the approval of the Executive Council of the Liberia National Bar Association, adding that he will work collectively to fitful what he has promised his people who elected him.
Though he did not mention any of what he promised to those that elected him to mantle of authority of the LNBA, Cllr. Paegar said his leadership will not accept the promotion of division in his administration.
Those elected included Cllr. J. Bimah Lansanah Vice President, Atty. Dallamah J. Sulanted Secretary General and Atty. A. Kundukai Jaleiba Treasure.