President Sirleaf expresses concern over impeachment proceedings

APA-Monrovia (Liberia)

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed serious concern over recent attempts by some members of the House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against majority members of the Supreme Court because of judicial decisions made by the Supreme Court.

“This move is clearly in violation of Article 73 of the Constitution of Liberia,” she noted.

According to an Executive Mansion statement, President Sirleaf, said the Executive Branch of Government was not prepared and would not support any unconstitutional maneuverings from any of the institutions of Government.

She said at this time, all branches should be working coordinately to ensure peaceful elections and the smooth transfer of power. 

The Liberian leader noted that in our system of Government, the Legislature is empowered to enact laws and the Supreme Court is mandated and authorized to interpret the laws.

 President Sirleaf said the process in the House of Representatives “tends to undermine the peace, threaten the elections process currently underway, and create confusion and chaos in our fledgling democracy.”

She then called on the members of the House of Representatives to abandon this course of action for the sake of peace and stability in Liberia.

“The Executive Branch of Government will not support any action, which tends to undermine the Constitution and reverse the gains this country has made,” she added.


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