Senate Breaks Mary Broh's Untouchable Wing –Declares "Vote Of No Confidence" in Her
Photo above shows a lady pumping tire on the order of Former Acting City Mayor Mary Broh
The Liberian Senate on Tuesday June 5,2012 overwhelmingly voted to declare a 'vote of no confidence' in the Acting City Mayor of Monrovia, Mary Broh. The decision of the Lawmakers was based on numerous attempts to have Madam Mary Broh appeared before the Body to explain why she must continue to enjoy the confidence of the Liberian Senate, following countless complains from citizens in Monrovia and official complain from the Administrative Assistant in the office of Maryland County Senator John A. Bollout, Mrs Nancy Gaye for brutally assaulting her.
Madam Broh 'honey mood' of being overly powerful than the Presidency has come to an end following her defiance communication to the Body that she was not appearing on grounds that she was ill. The Communication was written without attachment of any medical report at the same time without further requesting the Senate to reschedule her for another date.
The Senate still not satisfied, returned to Madam Broh additional letter calling on her to immediately appear before the full plenary of the Liberian Senate at 2:pm prompt on said date of June 5th. The letter was escorted by the Sergeant at-arms of the Senate but resulted negative as Madam Broh could not be found at her office, this left the senate with no other decision but to take a decision against the acting city mayor.
Senator Prince Johnson of Nimba County who has remained quite from the time the case surfaced in the Senate wasted no time to comment: ''Mary Broh feels that she is above the law...she has rendered so many citizens homeless. She has over stepped her bound.'' According to Senator Johnson, the Senate should therefore waste no time to cast a 'vote of no confidence' in the Acting City Mayor considering her disrespect to the body.''
"I'm ready for that direction'', Senator John Whitfield states.The Grand Bassa County Senator expressed that Mary Broh has habitually harassed and intimidated citizens and that her refusal to appear before the honorable body on account of beating a staff of the body, all was sufficient that she is testing the strength of the Senate.
Following the debate regarding her action, the Senate came to a conclusion that it was a gross disrespect to it. 14 Members out of 19 of the body wasted no time to cast the ''vote of no confidence'' in madam Broh.
Mary Broh is believed to be fiercest lady in Monrovia whose activities have reportedly left several citizens homeless. Nicked named ''general,'' Mary Broh in open space persistently manhandled and terrorized citizens in her bid to clean the city of Monrovia.
In the report filed against Madam Broh by Mrs. Gaye it was also established that the Deputy Director of Police for Operations, Abraham Kromah, failed to perform in his capacity as Police Chief but somewhat acted in favor of Madam Broh during the episode involving the two parties.
Director Kromah, as it was reported by Madam Gaye, informed her that he (Kromah) does not have the power to arrest Madam Mary Broh even though she reported brutality supposedly by the Monrovia Acting City Mayor. Appearing before the full Plenary of the Liberian Senate on June 5th 2012, Kromah fumbled before members of the Senate on the issues. The Police Deputy Chief did not fully establish how he professionally acted on the matter. For instance, it is still unknown whether it was at the headquarters of the Police and/or in her (Mary Broh's office) the police derived statement from the Acting Monrovia City Mayor.
According to the Senate inquiry, the Deputy Police Commissioner further failed to invite Madam Broh at the Police Headquarters to take statement from her in regard to the reported brutality against the Senate staff but it was rather the police themselves who constantly trooped with the Acting City Mayor while she ''harassed, intimidated, terrorized and beat on citizens.''
The motion made by Maryland County Senator, Dan Morias, referenced Article (44) of the Liberian Constitution which empowers the Legislature to express contempt power.
According to the article, ''….the Legislature shall consist of actions which obstruct the legislative functions or which obstruct or impede members or officers of the
Legislature in the discharge of their legislative duties and may be punished by
the House concerned by reasonable sanctions after a hearing consistent with due
process of law''.
The article than maintains: ''No sanction shall extend beyond the session of the Legislature wherein it is imposed, and any sanction imposed shall conform to the provisions on Fundamental Rights laid down in this Constitution. Disputes between legislators and non-members which are properly cognizable in the courts shall not be entertained or heard in the Legislature''.
Addressing the matter, the President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Gbehzohngar Findley noted in a strong mood: '' Anyone who takes this Senate for joke, that person is fooling himself. We are not here for joke.''
The Secretary of the Senate has since to communicate with the Executive on the decision of the Senate concerning the ''vote of no confidence'' taking against the Acting Monrovia City Mayor.
It is expected that the President who is not in the Country upon her arrival from the US will in the interest of good governance and the spirit of perfect coordination, further implement the Senate's action.