A scene of argument erupted in the Chambers of the Lower House when the Maryland County District # 2 Representative lawmaker’s intension was exposed through a leaked communication seeking the support of his colleagues in urging Speaker Nuquay to see reason to recuse himself from presiding over plenary for what he termed “conscience’s sake”.
According to Rep. Chambers’ letter, the recusal of the speaker is meant to avoid the temptation of compromising the interests of the Liberian nation, noting that especially in instances where the presiding officers of both Houses have to sit and make decisions on critical matters or issues that require independent minds, objectivity and balance in the best interest of the Liberian people.
Following the reading of the communication and brief explanation by Honorable Chambers in defense of his letter, majority of the lawmakers argued that his communication has no constitutional backing and as such should be thrown out.
Based upon their argument a motion was made in which thirty-two out of thirty-six lawmakers agreed and voted that the communication be thrown out, never to surface on the House’s floor.
Recently, Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay was selected as Vice Standard Bearer by Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, the Standard Bearer of the ruling Unity Party.