Dillion, Morias Clash Over Justice Nomination


Supreme Court Associate Justice-Designate, Cllr. Joseph Nagbe has vowed to distance himself from party politics if confirmed by the Liberian Senate.

Cllr. Nagbe made the disclosure on the back of his appointment from the Legislature to the Judiciary.

In conversation with the Liberian Media Wednesday, Senator Nagbe promised to diligently exhibit professionalism in the discharge of his duty.
The Sinoe County Senator while lauding President Weah for his preferment described Cllr. Philip Banks as a great Jurist.

Commenting further Cllr. Joseph Nagbe termed as weak politics suggestions that he’s in poor health.

Meanwhile, Maryland County Senator Dan Morrias has backed President Weah’s decision, nominating Senator Joseph Nagbe of Sinoe County as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

His comment comes hours after the Chief Executive appointed Senator Joseph Nagbe to replace Justice Phillip Banks who was retired Tuesday.

Speaking via mobile phone on the on a local radio, Morias said Senator Nagbe is a qualified individual whose presence on the bench of the Supreme Court will bridge geographic imbalance in the Justice system.

If confirmed by the Liberian Senate, a by-election will take place in Sinoe County to find his replacement.

But in response, the Vice Chair for Political Affairs of the Opposition Liberty Party Abraham Darrius Dillion described as poor, the decision by the President to appoint the Sinoe Senator.

Dillon argued that the argument of geographical balance that some political pundits including Senator Dan Morias are pushing is baseless and lack logical reasoning.
He noted that though Counselor Joseph Nagbe meets the needed qualification but noted that such nomination does not validate the President assertion that the country is broke.

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