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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

PRESIDENT JOSEPH NYUMA BOAKAI RECALLS NOMINATED LAWYERS AND JOURNALIST

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA – President Joseph Nyuma Boakai has decided to recall two prominent lawyers, Lafayette Gould and Bobby W. Livingstone, from their nominated positions. The President’s decision comes shortly after their nomination, raising eyebrows and speculation among the legal community and the public at large.

Sources close to the matter have revealed that the recall of these two lawyers is directly related to their involvement in the legal representation of former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott’s murder trial. It is believed that their performance and handling of the case did not meet the expectations of the President, leading to their abrupt withdrawal from their appointed positions.

Gould and Livingstone, both highly respected and experienced lawyers, were seen as strong candidates for the positions they were nominated for. Their recall has left many questioning the motives behind the President’s decision and has sparked debates about the independence of the legal system.

In addition to the withdrawal of the two lawyers’ nominations, journalist Emmanuel Wheinyue has also been recalled from his position at the Internal Affairs. While details surrounding his recall remain undisclosed.

The recall of these individuals has raised concerns about the freedom of the press and the independence of the judiciary. Critics argue that these actions may be perceived as an attempt to stifle dissent and control the narrative surrounding important legal proceedings.

As the public awaits further clarification from the President’s office regarding these developments, the legal community and media organizations are closely monitoring the situation. The withdrawal of the nominations and the recall of the journalist are expected to have a significant impact on the ongoing legal proceedings and the state of press freedom in the country.

The President’s decision to recall Lafayette Gould, Bobby W. Livingstone, and Emmanuel Wheinyue has undoubtedly ignited a wave of speculation and raised questions about the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability. The coming days will shed more light on the motivations behind these actions and their implications for the legal system and freedom of the press in the country.

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