Speaker Tyler Trouble Deepens, As Rep. Snowe Runs To Supreme Court Prohibiting Him From Presiding And ‘Roll Call’

House Speaker, J. Alex Tyler
House Speaker, J. Alex Tyler

The nightmare of the Speaker of the Liberian Parliament, Alex Tyler continue to swell every now and then, from prosecution for his alleged link to bribery by the Global Witness on Stable Mining,    Montserrado County District #6 Representative Edwin Snowe has petitioned the Supreme Court for a writ of prohibition against the Speaker on his decision not to call roll at during sessions from June 2 to July 2, 2016.

Based upon the District #6 Representative’s request to the high court, Justice-in-Chamber Jamesetta Wolokollie cited both parties to inquire from them their claims.

The Justice-in-Chamber then ordered the two parties to discuss the issue in plenary, noting that if nothing is done then they should return to the high court for redress.

The lawyer representing the District#6 Representative, Attorney Arthur Johnson, told Justice-in-Chamber Wolokollie to enforce the writ of prohibition, adding that Speaker Tyler’s order violates the Constitution.

Meanwhile, Justice Wolokollie has given the lawmakers two sessions to discuss Representative Snowe’s concern or return to the high court if the issue if not resolved.

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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.