-Koffa vows to work with Boakai, as he wins House Speakership
Representative Johnathan K. Koffa has been elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives with 36 votes out of 67 votes
Unity Party-backed candidate Representative Koon obtained 31 votes. Cllr. Koffa’s quest for the Speakership was overwhelmingly embraced by his party (CDC), his colleagues at the legislature, and ordinary Liberians.
In a statement following his election, he vowed to work with the incoming President.
“I pledge to you Mr president elect, that we will work together, we will be meeting with you Mr president elect, to carry on the agenda.”
Prior tobrge election, he was endorsed by the majority bloc of the legislature.
Over 40 Legislators up Capitol Hill acknowledged in their recent resolution (endorsement) that Cllr. Koffa remains the best candidate for the post, considering that he is a huge expert in the legislature, both in leadership and as an ordinary legislator.
The legislators: “We, the undersigned Representatives hereby declare Representative Jonathan Fonati Koffa as Speaker of the House of Representatives and urge our fellow Representatives to support this resolution as a demonstration of our shared commitment to fostering effective and principled leadership within the 55th House of Representatives.”
His colleagues’ endorsement came days after he was endorsed by his Party, the outgoing ruling Coalition of Democracy Change (CDC). The CDC, through its National Chairman, Mulbah K. Morlu, declared Koffa as the party’s candidate for the Speakership of the 55th Legislature.
Morlu: “In this light, the party intends to support its caucus’s quest for the speaker position and has endorsed the candidacy of Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, a well-balanced political and regional partisan, is its sole candidate for speaker. Therefore, we are calling on all independents and like-minded members of the incoming 55th legislature to support Cllr. Koffa as the consensus candidate.”
Recently, the Senate Grand Kru County Legislative Caucus endorsed the candidacy of Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa, for the Speakership of the 55th National Legislature of the Republic of Liberia.
The leaders of the 55th Legislature are :
Senator Nyonblee K. Lawrence – President Pro Tem of the Liberian Senate.
Representative Johnathan K. Koffa – Speaker of the House of Representatives