By: G Bennie Bravo Johnson I 

A conglomeration of several civil society organizations led by Good Governance Initiative has called on the Liberian Senate to see the nomination of Cllr. Frank Musa Dean to the Supreme Court Bench as prudent and confirm him to the position.

Cllr. Dean is Liberia’s current Justice Minister, who was recently nominated to the high court bench by President George Weah following the resignation of Cllr. Joseph Nagbe as one of the Associate Justices.

Since the nomination of Cllr. Dean, some Liberians including political pundits have been questioning his integrity, while others believe the Liberian leader has made the best decision.

Addressing a news conference Friday, December 29, 2023, in Monrovia, the Executive Director of Good Governance Initiative, Jeremiah Bryant said the confirmation of the nominee will improve and better the judicial system in the country.

He described Cllr. Dean was an astute and renowned legal mind whose records of accomplishment are visible, immaculate, and impeccable in the eyes of the citizenry.

“Let us rally the support toward said confirmation, as the Judiciary Branch of Government will need a viable personality to help build stronger, the pillars of the rule of law embedded in the credential of Cllr. Frank Musa Dean,” Mr. Bryant is quoted in the press statement.

Reflecting on the scorecards of the Millennial Challenge Corporation on Liberia, Jeremiah Bryant stressed that the rule of law was captured and the Ministry of Justice led by Cllr. Dean played an integral role in accumulating those points.

“This is a tremendous plus for Liberia, seeing the progress thus far in the implementation of the rule of law,” the Good Governance Initiative Boss added.

The civil society actor also averred that void of politics or sentiments; the presidential nominee is a figure of integrity, noting that he brings a wealth of experience and legal expertise to the justice system of Liberia.

Meanwhile, the Executive Director of Good Governance Initiative urged all CSOs to not succumb to those he termed as mere propagandists trying to undermine the potential credibility of Cllr. Frank Musa Dean.

Jeremiah Bryant further described it as unfortunate and uncivilized that those so-called propagandists are resolved to influence civil society activists and some media outlets with cash to ruin the confirmation of Minister Dean as Associate Justice; something he believes is putting Liberia on the wrong trajectory of advocacy.

“Cllr. Dean is a noteworthy asset to this country and Liberia cannot afford to witness such history be thwarted,” Mr. Bryant emphasized.

He also sent out a strong caveat to those he considered self-seeking and envious politicians to desist from any act that has the proclivity to invade the neutrality of the judicial system and the Liberian Senate.