Legislative Caucus of Margibi County seems to be taking steps that tend to protect the political interest of House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay who hails from the county.
Such steps go toward provoking a political dialogue in District #5 which the speaker represents for the purpose of maintaining the third higher position in Liberia.
The intention is to avoid the scenario of Grand Bassa County where then Senate Pro-tempore Gbezongar Milton Findley lost his post in the 2014 special elections.
Several individuals are beginning to come forth, ahead of the elections, to unseat Speaker Nuquay. Some of the names include the President of the Salala Agricultural Workers’ Union Anthony O. Moses, Clarence G. Gahr former Accountant of the Salala Rubber Corporation, Derick Nyumah former employee of the Salala Rubber Corporation and Joseph Marshall respectively.
The Dialogue prayed for by the Acting chairman of the caucus is to bring together aspirants for the position in the district to support Nuquay`s third term bid.
Representative Ballah G. Zayzay said the county does not intend losing the position as Grand Bassa County did during the 2014 special senatorial election as such a dialogue is on the way.
He openly invited the four aspirants to the superintendent’s office in order to sit around the table to discuss the way forward. Anthony O. Moses and Clarence G. Gahr are considered as strong critics and political threats to the speaker. They both have been in the media criticizing Nuquay for doing nothing for the district in terms of infrastructure development and human resource development.
They are on record eluding that Nuquay has failed the people of the district in lawmaking, representation and oversight while he served as chairman on ways means and finance.
However, Rep. Zayzay said was time for those who have personal differences with Speaker Nuquay to reconcile for the interest of the county. “I am appealing to everybody in the district, if you have problem with Nuquay, if you love Margibi this is time that you just say, Speaker I have this at the back of my mind but let us reconcile it because of Margibi and not because of you”. I will like to say all those that are in the race that I appealing to them, we have Anthony Moses, we have Derick Nyumah, we have Clarence Gahr and we have Joseph K. Marshall, the county authority will call everyone to inform them that we don’t want to be like other counties; we will maintain our Speaker comes 2017,” he maintained.
By: Moses M. Tokpah