Dillon Declares Assets Again!
Montserrado County Senator, Abraham Darius Dillon, has for the second time declared his assets, in line with the code of conduct. Senator Dillon made the declaration on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 during the first day sitting of the fourth Session of the Liberian Senate of the Legislature. Immediately, after inducting him into office as senator for Montserrado, Dillon presented his declared assets to the secretary of the Liberian Senate and promised to be published in newspapers with no delay.
The Montserrado County senator disclosed that in 2019 he declared his assets before taking office on Capitol Hill as senator. Senator Dillon is on record for being a first senator to declare his assets and publish the declaration in 2019 before taking office. Though Senator Dillon asserted that the code of conduct did not mention anything about publication of assets after declaring, he equally believed that publication of declared assets is necessary for the public.
In remarks, Senator Dillon called on his colleagues to work in the interest of the Liberian people in order to improve the livelihood of the people who voted them. He further emphasized that Liberians are solely depending on the Legislature to transform the country and improve the living conditions of its citizens. According to him, the nine-year mandate given to them to serve the country may appear long but has an ending and, so, their work in the first year should be compared to work in election year.
At the same time, Senator Dillon has admonished his colleagues to amend most of the laws on the book, including the code of conduct section which states that presidential appointees should resign two years prior to election if they have interest to contest. According to him, that section of the code of conduct is unfair for presidential appointees and therefore needs to be amended.
He used the occasion to applaud the people of Montserrado County for giving him another nine-year mandate after completing the one year given him in 2019. He also commended supporters and partisans of the Collaborating Political Party (CPP) for the support throughout the process. He vowed not to betray the trust the people have placed in him. He assured Liberians that the light will remain on until the right things are done for the improvement of the country.