“No Remorse For Splashing Water On Fellow Senator Saah Joseph” Says Senator Nyonblee Karngar-Lawrence

Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karngar-Lawrence says she would do it again if given the opportunity as was done on Thursday

The National Security Hearing into the wave of violence in the country at the Liberian Senate Thursday ended in serious confusion among senators.

Some senators expressed serious frustration on the abrupt motion by Senator Henry Yallah which brought to close the entire hearing without questions being posed by individual senators.

The abrupt motion by Senator Yallah as well the handling of the Thursday’s sitting from the presiding officer Senator Saah Joseph prompted the action of Grand Bassa County Senator to splash water on the Montserrado County Senator.

The National Security Apparatuses were invited to provide an explanation to concerns raised in communications by Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, Montserrado Senator Abraham Darius Dillon and River Gee Senator Conmany Wesseh, on the alarming wave of electoral violence in the country.

The Police Inspector General Patrick Sudue and the acting Justice Minister following their explanation were disallowed to entertain questions from senators, with an abrupt motion from Bong County Senator Henry Yallah which was endorsed by Senator Saah Joseph for the hearing to come to end.

Senator Yallah in his motion mentioned that since the Police Inspector General provided some documents that warranted investigation by the Defense and Judiciary Committees of the Liberian Senate, there was no need for a questioning and answering session.

Following the endorsement of the motion by Senator Yallah, Senator Karngar-Lawrence immediately splash water on Senator Saah Joseph for the adjournment.

Meanwhile, following the close of the sitting, some senators including Sando Johnson, Conmnay Wesseh, Armah Jallah, Daniel Naateen, Oscar Cooper, and Abraham Darius Dillon expressed serious disappointment.

Some of the senators promised never to sit under the gavel of Senator Joseph when he is presiding in the absence of the Protemp while others vowed to remove him from the Chairmanship position on Executive.

For her part, Senator Karnga-Lawrence told reporters that she has no regret of her action.

Meanwhile, Senator Joseph has promised to complain about the action of the Grand Bassa Senator to the full plenary of the Liberian Senate in the coming days.

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