Liberian Presidency Speaks On Speaker Tyler’s Recusal Decision

Liberian Leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Liberian Leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The Executive Mansion has thanked Representative J. Alex Tyler for recusing himself as Speaker of the House of Representatives at the National Legislature.

According to an Executive Mansion release, it is noted that the recusal of Tyler as Speaker will now allow the House of Representatives and the National Legislature in general to focus on its constitutional duties for the development of the country.

The Executive Mansion acknowledges that the Executive has over the past several years worked with the National Legislature in carrying out its duties for the good of the country and will continue to do so.

The release points out further that this collaborative process changed after Tyler announced his bid for the Liberian presidency and adopted a non-cooperative posture. As a result, critical legislations were stalled which had the effect of undermining the country’s development plan.

The Executive Mansion notes that it is clear that an indictment is not the presumption of guilt but the start of a legal process, but it also brings into question whether it is right for one so charged to continue to preside over a body which has responsibility for the allocation of resources for the country.

The Executive Mansion said it expects that Tyler will continue to make contributions to the governance and development of the country and help maintain the peace and stability of Liberia.


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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.