By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
(The New Republic)
Report gathered by this paper revealed that Sinoe County Senator, Joseph Nagbe is seriously sick and is at the verge of resigning his post as Senator of the County.
According to our source, Senator Nagbe who has been ill for over six months now is suffering from diabetes which as advised by health practitioners might result to the amputation of one of his legs.
The sickness is said to be troubling residents of the county, family members and even his office staff though it has been on and off. “We have taken the old man out of the country for this sickness but things are still getting worse. It was even at JFK Medical Center that doctors recommended that we should cut of his legs but he is refusing,” our source hinted.
The Sinoe County lawmaker has since been absent from the Capitol Building thereby making the county to be represented by only a Senator following the end of the legislative recess.
According to Article 45 of the Constitution of Liberia, each county shall elect two Senators in order to properly project the views and aspirations of a county. But, it appears that Sinoe County has just one Senator due to the poor health of Senator Nagbe who has reportedly long been out of sessions since this year began and it is causing serious setback for the county.
Senator Nagbe was amongst two other Senators contesting for the post of Senate Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate but was defeat by Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Jallah.
Our source has also disclosed that the Sinoe County Senator is contemplating on resigning his post as Senator so as to enable him focus more on his reported deteriorating health.