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Thursday, June 20, 2024

SUPREME COURT OF LIBERIA RULES AGAINST PRESIDENT BOAKAI’S NOMINATIONS

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MONROVIA – Supreme Court of Liberia has made a significant ruling against President Boakai’s recent nominations to several key institutions in the country. The nominations were for positions within the Liberia National Lottery Authority, Governance Commission, National Identification Registry, and Liberia Telecommunications Authority.

The Court’s decision emphasizes that the Liberian legislature holds the constitutional authority to establish entities with specific tenures. This implies that the president’s nominations may have interfered with this constitutional prerogative.

As a consequence of the ruling, the Court has called for the withdrawal of all nominees put forward by President Boakai for these institutions. This move underscores the Court’s commitment to upholding the separation of powers and ensuring that due process is followed in appointments to public offices.

Furthermore, the Court pointed out procedural errors in the nomination process carried out by President Boakai. These errors likely contributed to the Court’s decision to invalidate the nominations, highlighting the importance of adherence to proper procedures in governmental appointments.

The ruling is expected to have significant implications for the governance and administration of these institutions. It serves as a reminder to all branches of government about the importance of respecting the constitutionally defined roles and procedures in the appointment and operation of public entities.

This decision by the Supreme Court reaffirms its role as a guardian of the constitution and a check on executive power, ensuring that the rule of law prevails in Liberia’s democratic system.

Also, the Supreme Court has issued a ruling concerning Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh and the Liberian government. The High Court ruled that Wilson Tarpeh, the embattled Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), does not hold any tenure due to his illegal appointment as EPA boss. Prof. Tarpeh was appointed to the EPA by the former ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) under President George Weah.

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