Following His Recusal As Speaker, Majority Bloc To Push For His Removal

Former Speaker J. Alex Tyler
Former Speaker J. Alex Tyler

Montserrado County District #6 Representative, Edwin Melvin Snowe, has said despite House Speaker J. Alex Tyler’s decision to recuse himself from presiding over plenary, the majority bloc will continue to push for his removal.

“Even before his announcement, he had already been rescued,” he noted.

Snowe made the disclosure Thursday on ELBC’s “Bumper Show” via telephone from Nigeria.

He alleged that Speaker Tyler has made startling allegations against majority members of the house coupled with the situation that has reduced the House to public ridicule and spread division among staffers of the lower House.

He said while majority members are zealous to do the people’s work, they will not take lightly pronouncements by Tyler that the majority members were induced to seek his recusal.

Snowe is, however, optimistic that discussions on the National Budget and other bills and development agenda before the House will continue.

He said the saga at the lower House has stalled many development agendas, including the expanded electrification project that should have gone to Bomi County and the road condition, vowing to place all of those on the floor for plenary discussion.

For over a month majority members, comprising some 39 members, signed a resolution calling for the recusal of Speaker Tyler as presiding officer after he was indicted on criminal charges.

His refusal to rescue himself saw the House embroiled in a long running leadership battle that brought the lower House and the entire National Legislature to a near standstill.

Tyler finally announced his recusal Thursday at a press briefing at the Capitol Building.


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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.