Liberia: Senator Nuquay Requests Rep. Jones and Education Minister Sonii to Reinstate Officials who were Dismissed over Support for Him
MONROVIA – Margibi Senator J. Emmanuel Nuquay has pleaded with Education Minister Ansu Sonii and Margibi District 2 Representative Ivar Jones, to reinstate former Harbel Multilateral High School Principal Madam Louise Reeves, Gbenwein Public School Principal Levitcus Kollie and Ruben Washington of the Water Sewer Kakata Station to their respective positions.
These individuals were reportedly removed from their positions by operatives of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) for supporting the candidature of Senator Nuquay.
According to Senator Nuquay, Madam Reeves in particular was removed when she provided the grounds of the Harbel Multilateral High School to host a rally organized for him on August 24, 2020 in the aftermath of the refusal of the Firestone Liberia Management, to allow the Nuquay team to use its facility.
Nuquay said, a text message believed to have emanated from the circle of the CDC which mandated rapid actions including removal from jobs of anyone who opposes the CDC’s candidate in the just ended senatorial election in Margibi, Rep. Ivar Jones.
Senator Nuquay said for genuine reconciliation to be achieved, all parties needed to disarm their hearts and stop the witch-hunt as being displayed by the conduct of the CDC in Margibi.
He made the call on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the John Kollie moderated LMDI post-election dialogue hosted at the Booker Washington Institute’s Auditorium.
When contacted, Representative Ivar Jones, District #2 Representative Margibi County who contested on the ticket of the CDC against Senator Nuquay, dispelled the accusation, noting that authority to appoint or dismiss an official from the Executive doesn’t lie within his powers as a lawmaker.