Senator Tengbeh, who a fortnight ago resigned from the former ruling Unity Party (UP), asserted Sen. Dillon and his cohorts had embarked on a “smear campaign” aimed at denigrating the Liberian Senate both “wholly and individually”.
In his official letter dated May 27, 2020 and addressed to the leadership of the Liberian Senate, Sen. Tengbeh accused the LP stalwart of willfully and intentionally distorting the image of the Senate, thus causing massive injuries to the characters of senators and the institution.
“Senator Dillon is in the constant habit of throwing invectives at his fellow Senators and shows no respect to officers of the Senate who try to call him to order,” the letter, a copy of which was obtained by the Heritage, states.
“The constant invectives rained by Senator Dillon on the Liberian Senate are abhorrent and prohibitive. He describes individual Senators as spineless when they vote for what they believe in the Senate as a rotten place. It is my belief that Senator Dillon does not belong in his so-called rotten institution,”Tengbeh continued in his letter.
The Lofa County Senator then called on the leadership of the Liberian Senate, headed by President Pro-Tempore Albert Chie, to conduct an investigation into the alleged act of the Montserrado County Senator through a due process in line with the Senate’s standing rules, adding that if he (Dillon) does not desist, will lead Senators with no options, but to have him (Dillon) expelled.
But on the heel of the pending investigation, Sen. Dillon’s LP, through its political leader, Grand Bassa County Senator, NyonbleeKarnga-Lawrence, vowed to support him to the fullest.
Both Senators Karnga-Lawrence and Dillon are seeking re-election to the Senate in the pending Special Senatorial Elections, so as Senator Tengbe.
Accordingly, Sen. Karnga-Lawrence, in a facebook on Friday, May 29, 2020, intimated: “Touch one touch all. Abe Darius Dillon, you are covered.”
This means that Dillon may not only be covered by the LP alone, but the joint Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) of which the LP is a member.
But what remains unclear is whether Dillon will survive the pending Senate’s investigation by providing incontestable pieces of evidence of the claims he has made, specifically over the issue of bribery as alleged by him.
Dillon, himself, since the communication by Sen. Tengbeh, has somewhat remain less vocal, stressing during a facebook live that he has been advised by his legal team to do so.
“My office has appropriately beenadvised by our team of legal counsels to remain silent until we are served a copy of Sen. George Tengbeh’s ‘complaint’ against us, after which we will formally respond and speak out publicly regarding this matter,” he stated in the facebook live, after which he began to sing some inspirational gospel songs and sending out treats.
“We thank you for the enormous show of love, support, and prayers; we embrace the criticism as well. We urge calm as we remain strong together. As always, God is in control,” Dillon added.
View of The Communication Written By Lofa County Senator George Tengbeh