The Opposition Collaborating Political Parties Senate Caucus has expressed optimism that Lofa County Senator-elect Brownie Samukai is on the verge of joining them, following a ruling from the Supreme Court of Liberia over the weekend.
The CPP Senate Caucus Chair Commany B. Wesseh told Judicial Reporters at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, that the disability imposed on Mr. Samukai will be removed soon, though he refused to state a particular timeline.
Samukai is currently battling a petition filed by the government, he is a convict who is due to pay AFL pension money and should not be certificated.
On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the government, through the Ministry of Justice, granting a petition requesting Samukai and two others to pay 50% of a total of 1.3 Million United States Dollars before a decision can be made to certificate him as Senator of vote-rich Lofa County.
However, following the weekend’s ruling, Senator Wesseh said for Sumukai’s disability to leave him, only requires time.
Senator Wesseh believes the Special Senatorial election was won by Mr. SamuKai, as such his victory simply reflects the will of the people of Lofa County.
The CPP Senate Committee Chairman further expressed conviction that despite the court proceeding, the Will of the people of Lofa County will prevail, admonishing supporters and sympathizers of Mr. Samukai to continue exercising restraint until justice finally prevails.