Armed Men Still At The Capitol As Pro And Anti – Tyler Battle Intensifies

police armedThe grounds of the Capitol Building, the home of the Liberian lawmakers is again tense as additional armed police men have been deployed causing employees of the House of Representatives and other visitors to be frightened of the situation.

The battle between the pro-Tyler and anti-Tyler has seriously intensified when some members of the anti-Tyler group are still demanding that their Speaker, Alex J. Tyler who was indicted in the Stable Mining bribery scandal recues himself from presiding  over session until he is clear of the charges leveled against him

For their part, pro-Tyler members are resisting for the Speaker to recues himself noting that he has not been found guilty in the alleged Stable Mining bribery scandal and therefore vowed he will not recues himself from presiding over session.

Last week Tuesday, similar thing happened when the grounds was tense with most staff of that house staying away from work during to the situation of the deployment of armed men on the grounds of the building.

This situation also compelled members of the Inter Religious Council of Liberia to move in last week in their bid to settle the dispute between the two groups. However, at the end of their meeting which lasted for hours on that day no official statement was issued apparently no result at the end.

As this battle between Speaker Tyler and his colleagues continue, sources closed to the GNN said the Speaker yesterday met with the United States Ambassador accredited near this capitol, but not clear the reason behind the meeting with the U.S. envoy.

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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.