Anti-Speaker Tyler Bloc Threatened Staffers Who Avail Their Services To The ‘Pro-Tyler Bloc, Vows to declare their positions vacant if

By: Eldred Wlemongar Thomas/GNN Legislative Reporter

The Chief Clerk and Deputy may fall into trouble soonThe jobs of the Chief Clerk at the House of Representatives Mildred Sayon and Deputy Sayfur

Geeplay have been threatened if they refuse to attend Thursday, August 18 separate session of a group of Representatives under the banner Majority Members at the Lower House.

 The anti-Tyler Representatives in their Tuesday session presided over by Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue reached the decision after an observation raised by Grand Bassa County Representative Gabriel Smith.

The positions include Chief and Deputy Clerks, Brigadier General, and Statisticians, amongst others of the House of Representatives.

According Representative Smith noted both Chief Clerk Mildred Sayon and Brigadier General Martin Johnson were elected by the lawmakers along with several others to serve the Liberian people, and not a specify group of lawmakers.

“The continuous and noticeable absence of these elected officials from the sessions of the Majority Block have the tendency of stalling the work of the Liberian people, the Grand Bassa Representative stressed”.

He pointed out that the Chief Clerk and all clerical staff, as well as the Brigadier General and all Sergeants-At-Arm must be requested to appear to the plenary sitting in the Joint Chamber at 8:00AM on tomorrow, Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Representative Smith maintained that the Plenary sitting in the Joint Chamber shall declare the various positions of these elected officials vacant if they fail to appear in that Chamber to do the business of the Liberian people.

Meanwhile, the Joint chamber plenary has endorsed the observation brought to the Majority bloc by Representative Gabriel Smith.

The lawmakers prior to this decision earlier requested and made attempts to bring the Chief Clerk Mildred Sayon and her Deputy Sayfur Geeplay to their separate session, but to no avail.

This resulted to the use of an unidentified Clerk since the commencement of a separate session in the Joint Chambers of Legislature.

It remains unclear whether Chief Clerk Mildred Sayon and her Deputy Sayfur Geeplay will adhere to the mandate from members of the anti-Tyler group on Thursday August 18.

Both Sayon and Geeplay have been working at the session presided over by Speaker Alex Tyler since the inception of the recusal  call that has turned into a serious Legislative battle at the House Representatives for some months now.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.