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The Liberian Listener is calling on the Honorable Liberian Senate to give the nation a live, and open confirmation hearings on Private Tarplah Davis, the new nominee for the Position of Deputy Defense Minister for Operations, at the Defense Ministry of the Republic of LIBERIA, OUR COUNTRY!
The Liberian Listener will continue to make this case leading up to the confirmation hearings, of Mr. Davis. Now, that the President’s spokesman has confirmed he will not withdraw the nomination—we want to make sure the nomination is fair, given staunch concerns from civic society, media institutions and stakeholders, and also given Mr. Davis’ very troubling remarks, that he “will kill” people who loot his properties.
It seems Mr. Davis either doesn’t believe in the rule of law and in the Government he constantly defends. OR, he has no UNDERSTANDING what the RULE OF LAW is, especially given the sensitive national security position he will now occupy and funded by tax payers. If these assertions are true or to the contrary, he needs to explain his position under OATH with the nation and the Liberian people watching. The Liberian Listener calls on the senate and representatives of the Liberian people to ask the public to send in material witness and testimonies concerning the nominee. This nomination, The Liberian Listener believes, is a test case for the precepts of checks and balances in Liberia, in an era when accountability is on the lips of the nation’s citizens.
Going forward consequently, The Listener intends to remind the Liberian Senate and the upper House in the (People’s) Assembly, of it’s statutory and legal responsibilities to the Liberian people concerning these critical matters…
Main Photo: Tarplah Davis, Nominee Deputy Minister, Defense Ministry