Opposition Liberty Party (LP) is warning here that the George Weah - led government and Montserrado County District #8 Rep. Moses Acarous Gray are treading into dangerous waters to plan impeachment of Associates Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh of the Supreme Court of Liberia.
The party says in a press release issued Tuesday, 10 July that Liberians are again being awakened to the bruising realities of misrule that has always punctuated successive administrations, and set the stage for conflict in national life.
LP claims that it strongly believes that government is trying to witch hunt Justice Ja’neh with impeachment due to his involvement in the 2017 electoral case involving the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the LP and Unity Party (UP) that was characterized by fraud and several irregularities.
Signed by party Chairman Sen. Stephen Zargo and Secretary General Jacob Smith, the LP release warns that Liberians may be on yet another powder keg, as the Weah Administration and its agents allegedly continue to flout the laws with their utterances and actions.
LP cites Mr. Gray’s recent announcement that he is submitting an impeachment bill against Justice Ja’neh, but fell short of mentioning why such action is being taken.
LP claims that it is common knowledge that during his football years, President Weah acquired French citizenship, urging him to stop pretending to be the Angel that touches the water to induce healing.
The party says the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC )government should be well advised to focus its attention on improving the economy, the exchange rate which is killing the average Liberian and get drugs in the hospitals, among others.
“But we can understand why nothing of such is forthcoming simply because we are being led by an institution that has no governance direction,” LP claims further.
The party says it is without any doubt that Justice Ja’neh stands out as a man of integrity, not only as a member of the Supreme Court Bench, where he has distinguished himself, but also as a Liberian citizen, a man of great honor.
“So, it does not take a smart person to realize that the real reason why the Weah-led government would want to remove Justice Ja’neh from the Supreme Court is because of the role he played in the case,” the release alleges.
LP says Justice Ja’neh’s presence on the Bench also keeps the hope and aspiration of many Liberians for a strong and independent judiciary alive.--Press release