By George Watkins& Nya Peagan
The majority bloc of the conflict prone Lower House of the Liberia National Legislature, headed by Dr. Kettehkumehn Murray has unanimously accepted the ruling of the Supreme Court.
In their Tuesday session at the Unity Conference Center (UCC), the breakaway Lawmakers said their action to accept the Supreme Court’s decision in the on-going leadership crisis amongst them is a manifestation of their respect for the rule of law.
However, they raised quorums about the ruling, stating that strange things characterized the jurisprudence of the nation's highest court.
They argued that prior to the court's ruling, the petitioner and his supporters were seen jubilating as if they knew the final ruling of the case.
They furthered that the court ruling which called for "Return To Status Quo Ante" was the signal of a procedural error in their process to remove the Speaker
The Presiding Officer at the Unity Conference Center, Dr. Kettehkumehn Murray Tuesday during session called on the now reinstated Speaker to show-up at the Unity Conference Center to conduct legislative business.
A motion to reinstate embattled House Speaker Edwin Snowe was put forward yesterday, by Maryland County Representative James Barney, seconded and a vote cast carried 40 in favor of the, with non against and non abstaining.
In line with it decision, the Majority Bloc yesterday pass a motion instructing the Chief Clerk to do a communication to the reinstated Speaker, Hon. Edwin Snowe and the Chief Justice with copies to the embattled speaker’s legal counsels acknowledging them about their acceptance of Supreme Court's ruling.
The Supreme Court Monday hang down its opinion on decisions taken by the Majority bloc to remove Hon. Edwin Melvin Snowe as Speaker of the House. The court order in the case for the parties to” Returned To Status Quo Ante"
Speaker Snowe file a petition of prohibition following attempts by some of his colleagues to remove him as Speaker. The case attracted the attention of many putting many Liberians in the public into debating rings every where.
But implying from yesterday's invitation by the Majority bloc to Speaker Snowe, it is unclear whether the reinstated speaker will go to the UCC venue to resume duty.